Do you check your mail everyday?

United States
March 7, 2008 2:46pm CST
I love to get mail. I know just about what time the mailman comes and I'm usually out there to check it within an hour or two after I know he should have arrived. Do you know what time your mailman comes and do you check your mail everyday?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
7 Mar 08
I certainly do know what time he comes. 10.30, which is early. The Post don't guarantee ay delivery before noon. I like to look through the mail, but I never open anything financial except my own savings accounts.. My wife looks after that side of things and she's welcome to it.
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I don't blame you there, however, if it looks like its a check, my fingers don't hesitate to open the envelope.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 Mar 08
Here in the UK we are very lucky as the postman comes directly to the door and pushes through the letterbox so we don't have to look out we hear when it arrives, but I call all the bills hate mail, flyers junkmail, then I have treatmail, which is when I receive freebie samples and other interesting bits and pieces. Ellie :D
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Do you have any good sites that you can recommend for freebies?
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 Mar 08
As I am from UK they are limited to here but one whose UK version I use I do know has an american one www.zfreebies.com the subscribers themselves comment so you know whether to bother or not but this year so far I have received two comfort conditioner samples, DHC skin care samples, a new toothpaste and book from aquafresh, two books about being a Christian, Dove soap, ambi pur air freshner, hair dye and ground coffee, I am sure there are other bits and bobs too, oh yeah a couple of calendars and a set of six table coaters. Not bad really considering we only the beginning of march. last year I received massive Pantene shampoo and conditioner bottles and also a nivea body firming lotion, big bottle not sample sachet. Worth a try any way. If I think of anymore that are worldwide rather than just UK will PM you with them at a later stage. Ellie :D OOOh just remembered a huggies swim nappy and swim bag complete with lovely white towel but I went direct to huggies website for that one. Good luck. Ellie :D
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Thank you so much for that information Ellie.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 08
I think our postman works as and when he feels like it, it's never delivered at the same time each day, so you can't rely on when it's about to arrive, we never get it early, so if you are expecting a letter you have to wait till about 10 in the morning, sometimes later, we have had the postman delivering at 1 in the afternoon and even later, so no you can't rely on him and yes I check the post every day, I still like getting things in the post, apart from bills, occasionally I get cheques and I'm still waiting to hear whether I've passed my medical or not!
• United States
7 Mar 08
What does that mean passed your medical, if you don't mind me asking?
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 08
Not at all, I went for a medical to assess whether I am fit for work, I have to wait for the postman to deliver the outcome of the result, been nearly 2 weeks now!
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Oh, whew, I thought perhaps something was wrong. Glad to hear thats not the case. Hopefully your results will come soon and you'll be announcing that you are back to work.
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
7 Mar 08
I love to get mail but not junk mail - that can be boring trying to open it all. Talking of which my mother must be the Queen of Junk Mail - I think the postman brings her a sack a week, it is unbelievable! But whilst I was working the emails were around 200 a day which never gave me any time to get to do anything else! I live in the Dominican Republic now and our mail doesn't get posted to our address, we have to have a PO Box in Florida and then the courier services charges us around $1 just to send it to the DR. Picking up one envelope isn't much fun especially when it is a bank statement (and even worse if is telling you that you are overdrawn!) Oh how I miss seeing the postman!
• United States
7 Mar 08
I hate to say it, but that so sucks. What a drag that would be. You getting the mail must be even more exciting than for us.
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• Dominican Republic
7 Mar 08
Yeah, getting real post is now a drag but doing this is GREAT fun. Let's keep on postin'..
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Mar 08
I dont really bother too much about post I never get anything exciting! But my husband, now he is another matter, he will break his neck to get downstairs to the post if he hears it coming through the door! He will text me from work and ask if hes had any post, he loves it, all he gets is junk mail but he gets that excited. When hes off work he makes me laugh at how fast he will move to beat me to the post, he too knows the times of the postman, oh he makes me laugh!!
• United States
7 Mar 08
Sounds like he and I would be racing one another to the mailbox. LOL.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Mar 08
Oh yes that is a certainty!!
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@julievy (595)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Our mailman comes at a different time every day. And unfortunately, we don't check it daily (unless we're expecting a check) because our driveway is about 1/2 mile long. I don't mind walking down in the summer, but in the winter the driveway is just too icy and slippery (and steep) In the winter we only check the mail about every other day when we're driving somewhere and we'll check as we return back home.
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@julievy (595)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I do have to add.... I did check it twice a day last year when my son was at Ft Benning. Every letter from him was like a gift and I couldn't wait to get them!
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Having to walk 1/2 mile to your mailbox in the cold obviously would be a great deterrant, but if I have mail coming from my son, I would definitely make that trek too.
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@julievy (595)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Actually, I dropped a few pounds last spring and summer by hiking up and down that darn hill a couple of times a day! I should get my big behind out there and do it again once the snow melts (assuming that it ever does melt this year!)
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I know about what time my mailman comes and I sit in the living room waiting for him to deliver the mail about that time I love to check the mail I really hate when other people get my mail as I want to do it.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Mar 08
hi funny but I am the same way when my son usedd to get the mail I would feel really let down as I always wanted to get it. now due to my bad leg I have to let him do it but miss getting it myself so much. I usedto watch out my picture window and see the mailman and would be down there the moment he finished to get my mail.
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I used to feel that way about the Sunday paper too, I hated it if someone else got to it before I did. Now I don't get it and actually don't miss it at all.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
7 Mar 08
My husband and I try to check the mailbox on a daily basis, though sometimes we forget due to either of us thinking the other checked it. And if we had forgotten to check on a Saturday we will check it Sunday. I have no doubt people driving by in their cars thought I was nuts for doing so since mail isn't delivered on this day. LOL
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• United States
7 Mar 08
They probably realize you didn't check it the day before. LOL.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I forgot to say that my mailman delivers the mail at different times of the day, so I usually check late afternoon at the latest, if my husband didn't check it he got home from work.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I've always liked getting mail too. Is that a sign of a sad life or what? LOL ... If I don't have to go to town for something, there have been periods where going to the mailbox was the only time I got out of the house for weeks at a time. Now Tom goes out to the get the mail, so I don't even have that anymore!
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I don't think its the sign of a sad life, after all everyone in this post has said they look forward to their mail too.
• Pakistan
7 Mar 08
well here are not much mails comes by "POST" but Yeah mostly I check my Emails regular instead mails... but some time when I was bussy in my work and any other problems (load of work and net connection absense and other) I can`t check my Emails... yes I hate Junk mails... but I feel realy happy to see mails from my frinds and relatives...
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I check my email all day long. Sometimes I even like the junk mail, kind of depends.
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I am obsessed with checking my mail. Or my email for that matter. The beauty of it is that you never know what you might get. Its like a present. The mail man aka "Santa" , puts something for you, in a box, and you have no idea what it is. I love it. I look forward to see what i get each day. But it can also be pretty sad if you have nothing.
• United States
7 Mar 08
Don't you just hate Sundays and holidays when you know for a fact, he won't deliver?
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@sumit31 (127)
• India
7 Mar 08
YES I know when the mailman comes. In my city mailman comes at 3 pm..I always wait for that. But now a days Email are must popular than ordinary mail.. I check my emails thrice a day..
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• United States
7 Mar 08
I check my email all day long. I'm on it as much as I am on mylot.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
i check my mail several times a day because i belong to a freecycle site and they send out mail all the time...ya never know when you are gonna score something cool!
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• United States
7 Mar 08
What is a freecycle site?
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@mrpippo (756)
• United States
7 Mar 08
i'm obsessed with the mail ,i know my mail usually comes around 11:30 everyday , most of the time i find my self out side waiting for the mailman ,and i hate when the usual mailman takes a day off and the mail dont come when i'm expecting it
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Thats why I hate Sundays and holidays. LOL.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
22 Mar 08
I am living in a condo unit so I don't get my mail delivered right to my door step, but rather it goes to the main house of the area. So I have to walk about 3 blocks to the main house, it's a big area here, to get my mail and since it is so cold outside I don't go get it very often. I maybe go only once a week and sometimes even not then. I don't like getting my mail because all I get is bills anyways and most of them are paid automatically out of my bank account so they aren't important to me. So no, I don't check my mail everyday like you do, and I have no desire to.
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@moondan (714)
• China
8 Mar 08
I don't to check my mail everyday.nowdays few people to write mails to people.I seldom receive mail from other's. If my friends want to say me something,they may make a telephone or send note to me.I don't konw the accurate time when the mailman come.most of the time is in the morning.But my father always to check my family mail everyday because our family have ordered a newspaper for one year .Every morning he will to get the newspaper and my letter always handed by him.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
LOL. Well your father is probably pretty excited about getting the mail.
@moondan (714)
• China
17 Mar 08
I think so .My fater must be happy when he recieve the mail.
@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Mar 08
I will have to check them to know the latest developments and the arrival of the CV s and the responses.It is very vital for me.In fact my entire business is pinned on it.
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• United States
8 Mar 08
Well I suppose that if your whole business depends on it, then yes, it should be check daily.
@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Mar 08
Yes I am the HR manager of an employment agency.I receive hundreds of CVs a day.So it is my job to check my mail daily.Thanks for the good discussion.
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@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
24 Nov 12
Actually the time our mail comes varies each day, so a lot of times I have left by the time they come. Usually my husband is checking it every day, but we do go days sometimes without checking.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
26 Apr 13
I think longtime ago I used to get lots of mails through the post office when mobile phones and sms were not famous.
• Ireland
7 Jan 09
Hi kbourgerie! I love to get mails as well. I however don't know what time he comes during the day but I know it's in the morning. We do check our mail everyday and it's a delight to find that you have one or two in the morning even if it's only a junk mail.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
Wow, I'm impressed. This is a really old discussion. Yes, I'm pretty disappointed when I don't find something in my mailbox.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I, too, like to get mail and we know about the time the postal delivery should be made (if the carrier is not a substitute who takes the route differently) and we go to the mailbox within a half hour from that time. I do not know why we are so excited it is only junk or bills. but woooo oooo ooooo we sometimes argue about who is going to get down there to get it. lol, such an honor.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
The thing is from day to day, you just never know. Its always a surprise.