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O’Connor letterbox smashers excel themselves

By johnboy - 15 June 2010 16

smashed letterbox

The drunks of All Bar Nun are famed throughout the Inner North for their capacity to smash letterboxes as they stumble home.

Normally the smashing occurs around the point they run out of beer, and it’s smaller lighter boxes that get the works.

But it seems even the sturdiest brick letterboxes are not immune from their attentions.

And this one just across the road from the bar.

What’s Your opinion?


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16 Responses to
O’Connor letterbox smashers excel themselves
p1 1:04 pm 18 Nov 10

Was it the same vandal both times?

Lilly101 12:53 pm 18 Nov 10

One Of The Vandals Tried To Destroy My LetterBox But He Failed And Hurted Himself

Lilly101 12:52 pm 18 Nov 10

A Vandal Tryed To Destroy Mine But He Hurted Himself On The Head

ConanOfCooma 9:44 am 16 Jun 10

Get a game trail camera and hide it somewhere near the mailbox, the drunks won’t notice it, and you’ll have lovely HD images of their faces to report to police.

But yeah, horrible box. I think it’s lucky it died with a bit of glory.

Captain RAAF 7:58 am 16 Jun 10

Blingerific said :

Well, if a couple of drunks got it apart I’d reckon there’s a good chance it was a couple of drunks that put it together. Seriously, how shoddy is the workmanship on that thing? I wonder if its the drunk teenagers that live up on Tate St? The same ones that seem to have a fascination with smashing the lights out the front of the townhouses (and the Body Corporates insist on replacing with the same shoddy cheap arse pieces of crap for them to smash the next time they’re bored and drunk (or drunk and dumped)).

Well spotted mate! Easily the worst brick letter box I’ve seen in ages and worthy of a late night deconstruction. I’d offer up that these vandals have actually done the community a service. Well done lads!!

Davo111 7:06 pm 15 Jun 10

a family friend of mine used to live near a university where they had similar issues. They tried cementing it, bolting it to the fence… everything. At the end of the day, the most effective solution was to bury a pvc pipe into the ground vertically, and then put the letter box into the pipe (like a sleeve). Every friday afternoon they would pull it out and take it inside

Blingerific 6:21 pm 15 Jun 10

Well, if a couple of drunks got it apart I’d reckon there’s a good chance it was a couple of drunks that put it together. Seriously, how shoddy is the workmanship on that thing? I wonder if its the drunk teenagers that live up on Tate St? The same ones that seem to have a fascination with smashing the lights out the front of the townhouses (and the Body Corporates insist on replacing with the same shoddy cheap arse pieces of crap for them to smash the next time they’re bored and drunk (or drunk and dumped)).

Trunking symbols 5:09 pm 15 Jun 10

Gee, you have a higher class of vandal on the northside. Here in Chifley and Pearce we just have teens with baseball bats bashing in letter boxes (usually on New Years Eve). We’ve even painted ours black to try and deter them.

James-T-Kirk 4:45 pm 15 Jun 10

And that is what we used to call EDUCATION!

PBO 4:29 pm 15 Jun 10

My Father had a really good way to deal with letter box vandals, Stab wounds and Tetanus.

We had wankers going up our street pulling letter boxes out and Dad had had enough and wanted vengeance, by this I mean that he had rigged the old letter box up with sharpened rusty screws that protuded from the bottom corners of the box.

Then one quiet night, the peacful slumber of our household was shaken to a startled and confused state of awakeness by a blood curdling scream. The scream was like any other scream at O’dark-hundred, except this one was different and more curdling. The cunning vandal had impaled his palms to the rusty screws that shot forth from the bottom. Then another scream as he pulled his hands free and ran off into the night. We followed the blood trail up the road but lost it when it he crossed the road onto grass.

Now I know that it is illegal to have an operating man trap in the ACT but hopefully this will give some folk ideas on how to secure your post recepticle.

Just remember that your Postie uses this too and we dont want to hurt them.

Wanon 3:29 pm 15 Jun 10

See! You don’t need fireworks to destroy letterboxes!

georgesgenitals 3:06 pm 15 Jun 10

It would almost be worth constructing a moderate sezied explosive device that can be detonated remotely and placing it in your own letterbox, then spend a Saturday evening hiding in the bushes. The when you see drunks staggering past vandalising letterboxes, wait until the get close to yours, and then scare the living shit out of them.

And post it on youtube.

hk0reduck 2:54 pm 15 Jun 10

Jenga!

shirty_bear 2:42 pm 15 Jun 10

Does the pub accept any responsibility for letterbox(/other) repair works, given that they’re clearly implicated in the damages? Presumably they’re not bound to, but it might be good PR.

Spoono 2:14 pm 15 Jun 10

but is it art?

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