#272: Ballard, NW 57th St at 15th Ave NW

272) I think I’ve found it. I think I’ve found one of the saddest mailbox in all of Seattle. Despite being in a nice neighborhood next to a nice grocery store, this mailbox knows a pain of which we humans have no equivalent. It’s been tagged and crudely painted. It has a painful rust problem. But worse of all, it has a crippled snorkel. In order for snorkels to be effective, they must be paired with proper traffic flow and restrictions. Cars must be able freely pull up so the mail can be deposited! There can be no parking in front of the snorkel! This is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen.