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Old 09-18-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Default Orange dots on Mailboxes

Wondering if anyone knows why there are orange circular stickers placed on some neighborhood mailboxes? They just showed up in the past month.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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perhaps for newspaper delivery? I see red and blue dots in my neighborhood which tells the carrier which folks subscribe and when......
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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wow between this and the black swans something kooky is going on
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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The FD out here puts them on our mailboxes (wish they would quit it) to show which houses they hit up for $ already.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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Yep, it is the Fire Department in my neighborhood for who they have asked donations from.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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wow between this and the black swans something kooky is going on
haha! No kidding huh?

Yes the FD will place a sticker dot on the mailboxes so they know you have already donated.

Also, the mail person may use a sticker dot when you go away to hold mail. Same with the newspaper person.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Former Michigander living in Durham, NC (SW Durham)
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Also, the mail person may use a sticker dot when you go away to hold mail. Same with the newspaper person.
On the outside of the mailbox? I hope not!!! Might as well just post a big sign announcing, "Hey everyone, I'm out of town!"
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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On the outside of the mailbox? I hope not!!! Might as well just post a big sign announcing, "Hey everyone, I'm out of town!"
Calvitts, lets be serious.....those little sticker dots can only hold a few words...."Hey everyone, I'm out of town" would never fit...jeez....:-)
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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On the outside of the mailbox? I hope not!!! Might as well just post a big sign announcing, "Hey everyone, I'm out of town!"
Yup, on the outside of the mailbox or newspaper box. The mail people have started using rubber bands also. Guess they are phasing out the sticker dots.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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So do you get orange if you donated and red if you did not. And if you have a fire an orange dot means put 'er out and red means let'er burn????
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