A Royal Mail postman has shared a “number eight” mistake that could stop households receiving mail. Ben Davis revealed all in a viral TikTok video seen 350k times.
In the clip, he said: “As a postman, the worst thing I ever see is when number eight have nailed on their number to the door upside down.
“They think number eight is the same whichever way – but no! You need to have the bigger loop underneath. Otherwise, it undermines the structural integrity of the eight, and it’s liable to topple and become an infinity symbol.”
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He added: “If you live at number infinity Smith Road, you are never getting any post – thank you very much.” A TikToker replied saying: “There’s a house round the corner from me who’s used a nine as a six and it enrages me.”
“My husband recently put a new number six on our door and it’s slightly wonky,” a second said. “It’s slowly becoming a reason for divorce.”
A second commented: “I ordered a 90 and they send me 06, straight in the bin, what the heck.” Ben responded to the comment: “Absolutely fuming about this”.
And another wrote: “A six is not the same as an upside-down nine.” And another said: “Live at number eight… Immediately going to check my door…”
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