Just when you thought it was safe to go back and collect your mail, one postman has been accused of writing threatening warning notes on letters before slipping them through the door.
The mysterious mail-dropper has left numerous notes for one man saying he’s going to flat-out refuse any further delivery to the property if the owner didn’t clear up the garden.
Johnson Ong has claimed the postman ought to use the driveway, but he says he has to go over the grass which is covered in bushes.
Delivered over the course of a month, the letters begin by asking him to simply clean the area.
But by the final letter, things have got heated and then some, with the postman announcing he will not be delivering to the house any more due to the apparent anti-social garden having not been amended.
Australian citizen Johnson shared the photos to Facebook, as well as making an official complaint to the mailing company.
He wrote, as per the Mirror:
Post man written warning messages on our letters. demand us to make way for him to ride across the nature strips .. for his convenience way to deliver letters.
Our garden is looking the same for the past 12 years as u see in the pic. We just received those warning message within past 1 month… some of us did mention about safety to postman. definitely this is very important.
Riding over nature strips in wet weather is not safe… as it could be slippery.. mud can get into his wheels … spreading to all neighbours drive way..
Encouraging all riders or drivers to use drive way is the safest for themselves and others.
Johnson complained to the company, but to his surprise the staff replied DEFENDING the postman.
Australia Post replied:
Looking at the photo of your mailbox, the area around it is not clear.
I apologise if you think the driver is threatening you however they are entitled to ride across nature strips.
This is to ensure safe, accurate and fast deliveries.
Our recommendation for letterbox size and location can be found here.
We have still asked the delivery centre for clarification so when we get a response we will be in touch, however I would recommend cleaning the front area and removing the shrubs that are obstructing the mailbox.
Did you know that by law, if a postman rings the police for a homeowner on their route regarding the state of their garden, they have to clean it up?
Furthermore, if the owner refuses to do so they will first fined upwards of £7,000 and secondly, arrested.
Did you genuinely know that if you are arrested for failing to meet the demands of police authority you are looking at at a very MINIMUM five years in jail?
If you didn’t, don’t worry. I made all that up. Have a great day, and if you wanna maintain bushes in your garden, then you do you!
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