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Postman or women - please shut the bloody gate!

(16 Posts)
WinterDrawsOff Wed 26-Feb-14 22:25:59

I know I am really unreasonable, but it drives me mad when the gate gets left open and the dogs make a run for it.

Rant over

Someone pass me a grip.

Thanks all.

Sparklingbrook Wed 26-Feb-14 22:30:09

Have you got one of those signs?

StandardHeight Wed 26-Feb-14 22:31:47

Maybe get a self closing spring for the gate

Sparklingbrook Wed 26-Feb-14 22:33:56

I sometimes help DS1 do his paper round. Neither of us like doing the 'dog' houses. sad

Scholes34 Wed 26-Feb-14 22:51:25

Worse thing on the DS1 and DS2 paper rounds are the letterboxes that bite (not the dogs)!

Sparklingbrook Wed 26-Feb-14 22:56:09

YY Scholes some folk don't seem to want any post. I took all the skin off a knuckle last week trying to shove the paper through.
The ones with brushes are bad too. Can't get anything through the letter box but no draught so that's ok. confused

Sallyingforth Wed 26-Feb-14 22:56:29

I'm more annoyed by postmen or leaflet droppers who leave something sticking out of the flap. It's an invitation to burglars that there's no-one at home to pull it in.

queenofthepirates Wed 26-Feb-14 23:00:44

Self closing spring-super easy to fit and saves my toddler from doing a runner

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Feb-14 06:57:25

I put the papers all the way through if the letter boxes allow Sallying, and if there's no dog going bonkers behind the door.

MiaowTheCat Thu 27-Feb-14 07:17:16

Worse than the sticking out leaflets - charity bags that don't get through all the way so you end up wiht about three rumpled up dubious charity bags all scrunched up inside the letter box.

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Feb-14 12:33:06

While I am at it-what are those metal letter boxes fixed to the wall all about? The newspaper doesn't even fit in it. confused

SueDoku Thu 27-Feb-14 13:37:15

Sparkling I know someone who has one of those letter boxes - she got fed up of picking up shit that had been pushed through her letterbox shock - but when it was a lighted firework, she boarded the letterbox up and got a box...!! angry

AchyFox Thu 27-Feb-14 13:41:17

Dog and non-closing gate.

Great combination.

mousmous Thu 27-Feb-14 13:43:19

get rid of the dogs
problem solved

ButterOnMyToast Thu 27-Feb-14 18:16:16

mousmous - how unkind.

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Feb-14 18:21:08

What do dog owners that don't have gates do? confused

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