Phobia Friday™ – Waiting for the Bloody Mail


blood on mail

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor, apparently, bleeding keeps mail carriers from their appointed rounds.
 
Not too far from me in Olean, New York, postal customers found a little something extra on their letters and packages: the mailman’s blood. The mail carrier had cut himself on a damaged side view mirror but wanted to finish his route.
 
I don’t know if any of the residents on that route have hemophobia, but many were a little freaked out. Some wore hospital gloves to open their mail. One guy even scrubbed his mailbox with bleach.
 
As for me, I admire the mail carrier’s dedication. At my house, the mail doesn’t arrive until after 5:00 pm. But it is blood-free.
 


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photo: Kelsey Boudin/Olean Times Herald
 

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