If you find a dryer sheet in your mailbox, you had better know what it means

The summertime. With the promise of warmer weather, more vegetation, and, fingers crossed, more sunlight, this is without a doubt most people's favorite time of year.


Although I tend to agree that summer has few bad characteristics, there are a few of things I would change if I had divine ability.

We can all agree that wasps are one of the few things that can ruin a BBQ, disrupt a garden party, or—at least in my experience—send people running for cover like they do. Now, I'm fully aware that wasps play an important role in the ecosystem, and no, I wouldn't intentionally destroy a species simply because I'm afraid of them.

Thankfully, my line of work does not often put me in close proximity to stinging insects like wasps, hornets, or any number of others. Because of this, I usually make an exception for postal couriers.

The problems that postal carriers have due to wasps were recently brought to light in a Reddit post. It seems that yellowjackets are especially troublesome since they often construct their nests in mailboxes.

Wasps looking to establish a new nest may find mailboxes to be an attractive building, according to the cited site. Wasps love their nests because they are protected from the elements, out of sight, and warm at night.