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Where I grew up, we were at the start of a not so long street and had a large mailbox. When the postman was lazy, he would just put all mail for the entire street in our box.
Mod parent up. Americans are extremely good drivers, possibly on account of driving more than any other nationality.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority is that people tend to overestimate their abilities. According to one survey quoted in the wikipedia article, 93 % of US drivers think they are above average drivers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disulfiram is used extensively in Sweden to treat bad drinkers and has been for a very long time. It is called Antabus there.
It was very probably steam heated. Replacing the windows would also make the room quieter by shutting out traffic noise, which would have improved the ambience. But as you say, the owners clearly decided it wasn't worth it.
I stayed at a really fancy hotel in NYC, where enormous amounts of money had been spent on interior decoration. But the windows were single glass windows which let through a lot of cold and noise. You cannot buy such bad windows in many European countries. Why do they not install proper triple-glass windows? I have not seen any building in NY with proper windows. Do they not sell them in the US?
The card has my SSN on it. By showing this card I can prove that I am actually the real live person who, in their computer, is represented by that number. They can look me up in their system and take it from there.