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Letterbox menace solved!

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Printsofwhales Sat 16-Mar-19 15:44:54

Delivering leaflets can present occasional hazards. The stiff bristles in letterboxes can scrape the skin off your knuckles, your fingers could become prey to dogs or the leaflet just crumbles on insertion, to name a few. I have tried the scissor tongs shown here LINK EDITED OUT BY MNHQ and it seems ideal. It is thin enough and long enough to go through every letterbox I have tried, and, as the photo shows, is an ideal size for leaflets. Usually you can simply slot in the leaflet, insert in the letterbox, open slightly and withdraw. The letterbox brushes tend to stop the leaflet being pulled back out. Alternatively once fully inserted rotate 90 degrees, open slightly so the leaflet falls out, close, rotate back and withdraw.
If you try this make sure it is a thin scissor tongs so it cannot get stuck
in or damage a letterbox.
As a bonus it also speeds up delivery.

Thindragon Sat 16-Mar-19 15:45:54


SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 15:51:54

This is a very interesting if slightly niche post.

Delivering leaflets can present occasional hazards - so true.
So unlikely a post opening sentence.

I applaud you OP.

I have been bitten by a dog when doing a paper round incidentally.

SmilingButClueless Sat 16-Mar-19 15:52:09

What on Earth are the leaflets made of if they are crumbling? Although I’d quite like all my junk mail to be made of cake; I’d definitely appreciate that more than the badly printed cheap glossy crap I get at the moment.

TinyBarista Sat 16-Mar-19 15:53:20

Is this an ad??

ghostyslovesheets Sat 16-Mar-19 15:55:31

people like that though - they don't really want junk mail and don't read it

I also like the idea of it made of cake though

SoupDragon Sat 16-Mar-19 15:57:02

What an odd first post. Is it spam?

TheQueef Sat 16-Mar-19 15:57:27

I had the last of the fruit cake.

AllTheFours44 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:57:40

Product Description
Grill Tong. An ideal accessory is giving pleasure at BBQ.. you shouldn't abstain during BBQ.

So many uses, so little time. I’m sold.

MRex Sat 16-Mar-19 15:57:40

I wish people would deliver our leaflets directly into the paper recycling bin. It's literally right next to the door and it would save us the extra step of moving the leaflets into it.

SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 15:58:24

@tiny that's the real beauty of this - I don't think it is an ad.

The OP does not mention the cost (an extremely reasonable £3.99) and talks of scissor tongs in general terms thereby promoting the genius method and not the specific product.

I love it.

DramaAlpaca Sat 16-Mar-19 16:00:59

I'm not going to click on the link, but of course it's an ad.

Somerford Sat 16-Mar-19 16:02:36

I want you and your scissor tongues out of my letterbox, OP. I've had enough now.

SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 16:04:56

But @dramaalpaca the product description is so different to the OPs style (but equally hilarious in a different way). If this is an ad I will be very sad. But... I bring you back to my previous point - promotion of the method rather than the product.

Please be real.

Please come back OP and show you are real.

SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 16:07:39

I want you and your scissor tongues out of my letterbox, OP. I've had enough now
I have just had a vision of being home alone at night when the letter box opens and.....
© Luther series 5

Sweetpea55 Sat 16-Mar-19 16:13:29

I'm not interested in leaflets. It's just another bit of rubbish coming through the letter box.

Melroses Sat 16-Mar-19 16:16:00

Fold leaflet in half and push it through with a ruler. wink

(know someone who had the end bitten off her finger when posting the paperwork through for a parcel)

diddl Sat 16-Mar-19 16:20:38

How does a leaflet "crumble on insertion"?

I'm in Germany.

We have a post box at the end of the drive-no dogs, no bristles!

Justmuddlingalong Sat 16-Mar-19 16:24:04

There's nothing quite as fulfilling as job satisfaction. Rock on, OP.

kaitlinktm Sat 16-Mar-19 16:24:50

I used to use a spatula.

Singlenotsingle Sat 16-Mar-19 16:25:54

I thought you were going to talk about Boris Johnson and his reference to letterboxes! grin

Haffiana Sat 16-Mar-19 16:31:01

Nah, OP. A muffin fork is far superior for posting leaflets. As a bonus it also sorts out any lurking dogs that were planning to bite your fingers off.

thecatneuterer Sat 16-Mar-19 16:35:57

What a good idea. I'm constantly having to post leaflets about missing cats/who's feeding the feral cat in these gardens/have you seen this injured cat? type leaflets. Letterboxes drive me nuts.

Seniorcitizen1 Sat 16-Mar-19 16:40:28

I am delighted that those deliverying leaflets have great difficulty in putting them through my letter box. I don’t want them - I have never ever taken up any offers from them. They are a scurge on the environment

caughtinanet Sat 16-Mar-19 16:41:16

What is your AIBU?

I'm not going to click on the link as I have no need for leaflet delivery aids and I can help feeling this is a not very well disguised advert

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