Jane Smith lives in 3A and everyone knows it
July 4, 2008 10:43 AM Subscribe
Does everyone really have to know who lives in my apartment?
posted by pinksoftsoap to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved to a new building. The mailboxes are the standard metal ones in a row on the first floor with the apartment number scribbled on the front. On my first piece of addressed mail, someone (I assume the mailman?) had written "Please put your name on the mailbox or no mail can be delivered." I never had this problem in my old place- doesn't the postal service drop mail in based on the address and not the name? I guess it's a little out of my comfort zone to have my name displayed down there for all to see. What can I do? I live in New York. Thanks!