Monday, October 27, 2008

It starts with just one house...

Someone loves getting mail from home.

Replacing your post office box number with a red house is a sure fire way to spot your wall-cubicle in a split second.

It reminds me of the elderly who put those fake tennis balls on the antennas of their cars. In a crowded parking lot where the hoods and tires of vehicles begin blending together like a mechanical melting pot, those spheroids can prove bountifully helpful...

...Until everyone starts doing it.

And that's what I'm afraid of. If one Lee student puts a house on their mailbox, expect a few more to by Christmas. Then, when we return in the spring, the post office will be littered with useless red houses, covering up all the numbers.

The place will be a veritable Tower of Babel.

So it was a good idea – While it lasted.

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