I had a problem with my election ballot. The courier company returned it (to their office in Arizona or some such state, rather than to Elections Canada )as undeliverable, saying it was not a proper address, because it didn’t have a floor listed in the address. I am quite sure the driver (or whoever sent it back) didn’t even bother to look at the building before they deemed it undeliverable. I was able to get it on time, but what a pain it was. Not all addresses have floors, just as not all streets have sections.
Canada customs searched a box once and stole the bread knife (a really good one), managed to cut right through the address, making it hard to read, and scored the Tupperware container inside with whatever box knife they used to slice it open. They taped the box up with official “you have been searched by Canada customs” tape and sent it on to me. I complained to the Ombudsman, but never did get the knife. Costly knife, it was.
My current predicament is the dogs manage to get the mail before I do, and I come home to piles of shredded paper on the living room carpet. I have to sift through the paper to figure out whether it was junk or a bill I need to figure out how to pay. I really need a mailbox farther from the door. The dogs probably think they are protecting the house from these bad people who come everyday. My heroes won’t be so smug when the water gets shut off and we all die of dehydration. Currently, my water, hydro (electricity), and gas are all approaching, or past, overdue status. I have tried taking scraps of paper to 7-11 often enough that they no longer laugh at me. Sometimes the bar codes are intact enough to scan, but usually not.
I think BnQ may sell mailboxes. Otherwise not sure where to look.