What we wouldn't give for a mailman like Steven Padgett. For years, this North Carolina mailman took it upon himself to keep the junk mail out of the mailboxes of the homes on his route.
Now, he'll be serving three year's probation and 500 hours of community service, and paying a $3,000 dollar fine.
According to this article in the LA Times, Padgett has become quite the hometown hero. And, actually, there was never one single complaint filed to the U.S. Postal Service from Padgett's customers -- apparently they weren't missing those Crate & Barrel catalogs.
We get why Padgett is in trouble though -- that's why we recommend signing up for a service like Catalog Choice or Green Dimes to cut down on your junk mail, instead of counting on your mailman to take care of the problem for you.
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