My Mailbox Keeps Getting Smashed by Kids

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Introduction:

Mailbox bashing victims can fight back! Here is a cheap and effective way to get revenge and get the last laugh when someone is purposely running your mailbox over.

How to Get Revenge

Whether it’s your ex or some kids either way revenge is great special if you get revenge without going to jail.

I no way promote revenge or violence but after all they started it. Ok! The first time your mailbox got hit you say to yourself oh it was an accident so you replace your mailbox. You decide it was time to get a new mailbox anyway so you go out and purchase your new mailbox.

You then put your mailbox together and cement your mailbox in the ground. You step back and admire your great workmanship.

You get up the next morning and peer through the window to see that your workmanship is all over the road and your yard. Now you’re fuming!

You go out and pick up the peaces and think you can salvage the crashed beat up mailbox so you put up the mailbox again a week or so goes by nothing happens then it happen you hear something during the night and sure enough your mailbox is all over the road.

How to Catch the Cooperate and get Revenge

First you must make your mailbox inevitable so the cooperates can’t resist. Here is how to do just that hopefully you will have all you need at home.

Things you’ll need:

3’to 4’inch in Diameter around PVC Pipe

Cement Two Bags

Steel Rebar 3” preferable 4”long you could Use Galvanize Steel Pipe

Mailbox

Instructions:

Post hole digger works best but you could use the shovel. Measure how deep the hole will be with the re-bar. You want at least 18 inches of re-bar above ground. You want your hole to be at least a foot in diameter.

Mix Your Cement according to the instructions on the bag. Pore just enough cement in the hole so that the re-bar stands straight up on its own. Let Simi dry slip the PVC pipe over the re-bar make sure it is centered pore cement down the PVC pipe fill to the top of PVC pipe.

Mix your other bag of cement pore the cement all around the outside of the pipe cover with sand. The reason you cover it with sand is to cover the cement. Now to make your mailbox inviting add some flowers. Those kids or whoever is running your mailbox over will think you are a complete idiot but that is what you want them to think. You want them to think this is a war and you’re winning.

Believe me they are not going to leave that mailbox alone. They may not smash your mailbox for a few weeks or more but you can bet they’ll be back.

When you mount the mailbox to the pole make sure the mailbox will easily come off the pole. You’re probably wondering why? They may use a 2x4 to knock your mailbox off the pole. The mailbox will get less damage and hopefully they will think they didn’t have enough fun so come back to the finish off.

The last time they hit my mailbox they were speeding down the road and decided to take out the whole mailbox.

It was rich kids in daddy’s truck three of them it sounded like a car crash when they hit the pole. I went out there to see what the damage where I was surprised by the damage. There was a lot of damage!

The one boy’s dad had to call a tow truck to pull the truck off the pipe. The boy’s dad offered to write me a check. I refused the check. I replied to the father with the truck I told him to make sure those boys are here at 7:00 am on the weekends and here right after school during the week. All their parents agreed. They didn’t have much choice so I wrote down all the parent drivers’ license numbers and addresses. I told them if they didn’t comply with my demand they were going to jail so they assured me the boys will be there on time.

After working at my house a few days one of the parents comes over to pick her son up and she said I don’t know what you're doing but keep it up my son hasn’t argue fussed or fight with me since you got a hold of him.

She said he was so tired he went to bed after dinner and a shower. The boys worked for me for almost two months. While they were at my house working they also had homework which they did as part of my demands. Not only did they learn a lesson their grades went up and their attitudes changed and their parents were grateful.

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tamron 3 years ago Author

Kids use to crash or damage mailboxes for fun and wouldn't get in much trouble by the law but now I believe it's a federal offense. I wasn't about to call the law and ruin those kids record for life but I wasn't going to let them go unpunished.


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

You came up with a very interesting solution and I congratulate you on the way you handled it. I had the same experience with kids smashing my mailbox. It happened twice. One time when I went to Home Depot to buy a new one, there were a bunch of people in the mailbox isle replacing their mailbox too. While talking with them, I found out that we all had our mailboxes smashed the same night. So we assumed that it was the same bunch of kids driving around the neighborhood smashing mailboxes. Your method of making a solid cement post would really have been the answer to finding these hoodlums.


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tamron 5 years ago Author

It would have been easier to buy a mailbox. Honestly I wouldn't put that kind of money into a mailbox.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Have you seen the new heavey gauge steel boxes at the big box stores , I think their made from 1/8 " steel. pretty heavy duty. Good luck.


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tamron 5 years ago Author

Are you sure it wasn't you in the convertible Harlan. Yea I bet I no someone who was whacking down mailboxes.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Ya know... interesting fun fact...

Those plastic newspaper boxes that are often next to the mailbox? In the mountains, in the wintertime, when its like 20 degrees outside... if you drive by in a convertible with the top down and lean over the side of the car with a baseball bat... and whack that newspaper box really hard... the plastic shatters like glass in the freezing temperatures.

Of course I only know that cause uh... um... I know someone who had that happen to them um once 30 some years ago.

:)

- Harlan


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tamron 5 years ago Author

I didn't see any point in putting anyone in jail and make those kids get a criminal record. Besides I got my revenge and the last laugh. Both the parents and the kids learned a valuable lesson. You can't buy your way out of everything!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Coulda used this info 2 weeks ago. Good info Hub. Mailboxes don't always last for long. You never know who's going to hit it. Up n use.


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Scosgrove 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

I loved this story! Very smart way to get stupid kids to rethink their actions.

Brilliant!

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