Poulsbo Gives You Time to Write and Take a Nap

Come for the lutefisk, stay and write a letter to the editor about it.
Colleen Smidt, frequent blog visitor and columnist over at the other guys, sent me a photo that speaks to the slow pace in Poulsbo. It’s not just the stop signs, the city is now inviting you to write a letter, put it in an envelope, stick a stamp on the letter and drop it in the mailbox all in one sitting. Still a check sender? Pay your bills in one sitting.

Colleen wrote:

For years people have gripped at the fact that a drive up street side mail drop was on the wrong side of the street to begin with. Unless you have a passenger with you it is impossible to drive-up and deposit the mail without getting out of your car. But at least you could avoid driving through the entire parking lot to use the other ill placed drive up box. And now to add insult to injury the city has marked parking spaces in front of this poorly placed drive up mail drop and installed a “2 hour parking” sign on top of it. Absolutely brilliant! Way to improve efficiency and traffic flow through one of the busiest places in town! Somebody working for the city has been eating too much lutefisk.

The unusual part in all this, from my perspective, is that there is still a mailbox near a street. I thought those went away with vinyl records and Ralph Nader. The last one I remember seeing was in an episode of The Simpsons, and I lived less than a quarter mile from this very post office for three years.

My guess is there was a bet made somewhere in city offices to see if anyone would notice. Someone lost that bet.

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