Apparently My Mailman Doesn’t Feel The Slot Marked “Letters” Works For Delivering Mail

Where does the mail go?

Where does the mail go?

Kristin has lived in her L.A. apartment for five years, but as long as she’s lived there she’s never been confronted with the kind of sassiness she’s just been confronted with on the part of the United States Postal Service. She tells Consumerist her apartment is part of a four-plex with no locked lobby, and her door has a clearly marked, obviously quite old mail slot marked “letters.” What could possibly go in there?

Not her mail, apparently: She snapped pics of a note left on an otherwise blank delivery slip reading “No mail box, no mail.”

“Are the USPS too lazy to bend down anymore?” she wonders.

While the specifications on USPS.com for mail slots do note that they must be situated 30 inches from the ground and hers seems a bit low, the apartment doesn’t have any other mail receptacle. That could be an issue for her landlord to update eventually, but again, come on. It’s a mail slot.

Kristin adds that she’s had problems getting mail before β€” as in, the mailman just doesn’t bother to stop by for days on end β€” but this is the first time she’s gotten such a note.

We’ve reached out to the USPS to see if anyone there can weigh in on the situation and for heaven’s sake, get her mail delivered.