Postal Service Has Hard Time Keeping Mailbox Love Down
DENVER (CBS4) – The U.S. Postal Service has been removing graffiti from two mailboxes near Cheesman Park that some people have grown to enjoy.
Somebody has been painting characters on two mailboxes, one green and one blue, at 12th Avenue and Lafayette Street. It gained the attention of the authors of the BeatofTravel.com blog, Jasmine and Derek Cann.
The tagger began decorating the mailboxes last December. It appeared the “female” blue mailbox was saying “(Heart) U,” while gazing at the “male” green mailbox. The green mailbox responded by saying, “(Heart) U Too.”
At some point the U.S. Postal Service painted the mailboxes over. But later the mailboxes were tagged again with the blue mailbox saying, “Missed U.” The green mailbox said, “Missed U Too.”
Once again the Postal Service painted the boxes over to remove the characters. But that couldn’t keep the mailbox love down. They were once again tagged with the blue mailbox saying, “they can never” and the green mailbox completing the sentence with, “tear us apart.”
Then apparently another tagger defaced the romance with big white circles of spray paint. A few hours later peace signs were added to the mix.
The Postal Service said they will continue to paint over the boxes because they consider it graffiti.