We’ve had a mailbox thief in the neighborhood for years. I’ve been picked for an Xbox 360 that the rural carried decided to hang off the mailbox in a bag. My neighbor had his entire stack of outgoing Christmas cards stolen before they were picked up. Another neighbor had an outgoing check stolen from the mailbox, altered, and cashed in the next state. They have filed multiple police reports but nothing has been done. I have resisted filing a report because I’m the only person of my race living in the neighborhood, and I don’t want this issue to become about race. I just want my dang mail.
Well this time they got my Arduino starter kit. I had a SainSmart Mega with a herd of newbie attachments, resisters, etc delivered to my mailbox and it got picked within an hour of delivery. THIS MEANS WAR!! I called the cops, filed a complaint, and contacted my post office. The cops told me plainly that they have 165 square miles to patrol between the two of them, so watching mailboxes is something they just can’t do. I’m hoping the postal inspectors might have a different view on the matter.
Anyway, the point is, I’ve been chomping at the bit for a month to get started on Arduino, and this joker has set me back at least a month. I hope his crotch bursts into flame. Grrrr!