So yesterday I was watching the first episode of The Walking Dead with my girlfriend, and I see the Grimes’ residence when Rick goes back for the first time. Mostly things are in general disarray, indicative of his wife and son leaving in a hurry, but one thing in that shot caught my attention:
A Mailbox Stuffed Full of Mail!
What the hell? It’s not like they weren’t there. We see from flashbacks later on that Rick’s family didn’t get out of town until things were pretty freaking bad already. Sure, they probably weren’t paying much attention to their mailbox while the dead were rising all over the place, but that is a LOT of mail, and we’re told later that things went bad pretty quickly once the whole zombie thing happened. So why is all that mail there? Did the US Post Office KEEP DELIVERING MAIL THROUGH THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!?
Talk about dedication:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night NOR LEGIONS OF UNDEAD HELLSPAWN stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds!