I used to live in a neighborhood that if you parked your car directly in front of a mailbox, you didn’t get mail that day. The mail delivery person just skipped those mailboxes rather than park his/her car, get out, and fill the boxes on foot. I never knew if this was a postal or traffic regulation, or if I just had a lazy mail carrier. Regardless, I’ve since altered my behavior so that I always avoid parking in front of mailboxes during the day.
This morning, my boyfriend came over to have coffee with me before work, and also to trade out his car for his motorcycle which he stores in my garage. He parked in front of my mailbox. As his car would be parked there for 2-3 days, I asked him to move it. He did, but he also expressed the opinion that a mail carrier’s duty was to deliver the mail regardless of whether or not someone was parked in front of the mailboxes.
My question is - do I exhibit this behavior because of an unfortunate experience with a lazy mail carrier early in my life? Or is there some truth to my phobia? Is it kosher to park in front of mailboxes is residential neighborhoods during prime mail-deliver times? Settle this for me, dopers!