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Originally posted by Smack
I'm calling BS on this. I'll apologize when/if the OP provides proof of several doors with the "spots".
Originally posted by KSPigpen
I have reached a new low. I'm waiting three or four hours for the picture of a red dot on someone's door. Does some one have any meds I can take for this? I think I really need some help.
Originally posted by Evasius
Typing out a reply calling 'bs' is a waste of your energy for having actually typed it, and a waste of everyone else's for having read it. Give the OP a chance if you're so concerned as to join the discussion. Your responses serve no purpose other than to look 'clever' if indeed he/she is pulling your leg. I'm not even sure what you're calling 'bs' about - whether or not there are actually dots, or whether or not there is some devious motive behind them.
So here's my contribution to add to the blah blah and perhaps to make you even more paranoid - check it's not a laser sight targeted at your door.
Mailbox dots help carrier deliver
By Ronnie White
August 27, 2007, 6:00AM
Q. Why are there small circles (reflective dots) on certain mailboxes in the Hazel Green area? We have noticed them in several neighborhoods and they are mostly gold, some are red and others are blue/green. Not every mailbox has one, but they have just appeared and we have no clue as to why.
A. Those reflective stickers are used by The Huntsville Times carriers to identify the type of newspaper delivery the household receives. In most cases, yellow is every day, green is weekend and red is Sunday only.
"These reflectors help our contractors deliver the newspaper properly," said Circulation Director Frank Maier. "After a few weeks carriers become more familiar with these different types, but at night mailboxes can look the same. When the carrier's car headlights hit the reflector the carrier can easily remember a subscriber's delivery type."
If a carrier has an emergency or takes a few days off, the reflectors help the substitute deliver the route before the delivery deadline, Maier said.
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