A peculiar mailbox in Taiwan has attracted the attention of social media users when it was discovered missing an integral part of a mailbox—the mail slot.
According to a post recently shared on Facebook, a pedestrian realized that a green mailbox sitting on the sidewalk was missing a slot for people to insert their mail.
In confusion, he asked social media users if he forgot what a mailbox was supposed to look like as it had been years since he last sent mail.
Many jokingly replied that he needed to yell “open sesame” to the mailbox or the slot won’t appear.
However, some did give a reasonable explanation, claiming that the mailbox is actually for mailmen to store mail, temporarily.
Serving as a type of locker, on a busy day, mailmen can store their mail or packages in these boxes for distribution later on in the day.
Enlightened social media users expressed their glee at having learned a new fun fact.