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    #11

    Re: "Sent a letter in the post office"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't need to go to the post office to send a letter.

    We stick a stamp on the envelope and put in a (UK) red post box or (USA) blue mailbox in the street.
    I stick it in my mailbox and raise the red lever on it to indicate that it contains outbound mail.
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    #12

    Re: "Sent a letter in the post office"

    Yes—we can't do that here. We envy your ability to do that.

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    #13

    Re: "Sent a letter in the post office"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes—we can't do that here. We envy your ability to do that.
    I'm not sure we do these days. During the strictest times of lockdown, going out for a nice walk to post a letter was many people's excuse for leaving the house.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: "Sent a letter in the post office"

    The US Postal Service has been removing public mailboxes for decades for lack of use. The practice hit social media during the runup to the 2020 presidential election when a photo of a truck full of old mailboxes went around attached to outraged language asserting that they had just been removed to make voting by mail more difficult.
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