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(Some Guy)   British mail service successfully delivers postcard from Poland whose only address is "Yellow Door, Wilmslow"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 83
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2007-02-15 12:22:01 PM
I'm still waiting for my tax returns...

/boo USPS
 
2007-02-15 12:23:06 PM
No Hero tag?
 
2007-02-15 12:23:40 PM
My high school math teacher traveling in china once wrote a letter to another teacher addressed:
DAP (the teacher's initials)
PA (the high school's initials)
01810 (the high school's zip code)
 
2007-02-15 12:23:52 PM
The person's NAME was on the postcard too. It said 'Khumi, Yellow Door, Wilmslow' which gives more information than just 'Yellow Door, Wilmslow' would provide.
 
2007-02-15 12:24:52 PM
It was obviously not worth stealing then.
 
2007-02-15 12:25:01 PM
Yea, the only reason that happened is that she's got a farking neon yellow door. Who the hell paints their door that color? I'm sure it seared itself into the memory, as well as the corneas, of that postman.
 
2007-02-15 12:26:30 PM
Wilmslow, Arizona?

/such a fine sight to see?
 
2007-02-15 12:28:09 PM
Great, they can get that delivered with hardly any address on, yet they loose most of the main with a full address on!!!
 
2007-02-15 12:28:12 PM
9/30/04 Poland, we will never forget!
 
2007-02-15 12:28:31 PM
enoc

I'm still waiting for my tax returns...

/boo USPS


Why not go with direct deposit?
 
2007-02-15 12:28:48 PM
www.soul.org

Approves, verily.
 
2007-02-15 12:29:13 PM
CaffietineFiend: Who the hell paints their door that color?

Someone with a hard to remember address?
 
2007-02-15 12:29:37 PM
Caffietine Fiend

Yea, the only reason that happened is that she's got a farking neon yellow door. Who the hell paints their door that color? I'm sure it seared itself into the memory, as well as the corneas, of that postman.

How many postcards do you think have gone undelivered to you because of your bland old house? Ever since I put that day-glo orange statue of the Virgin Mary on a Harley in my front yard, I've received mail of all kinds that would otherwise have never reached me.
 
2007-02-15 12:29:46 PM
This Is Bold Text: DAP (the teacher's initials)
PA (the high school's initials)
01810 (the high school's zip code)


Once you have the zip code it goes to the local routing center... from there it is up to the engenius local people
 
2007-02-15 12:34:08 PM
That would never happen with the USPS.

Those assclown delivery people never make a connection between a persons name whom they deliver mail to 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year and a box number that may be wrong by a digit or two. You'd think a little common sense might slip through every once in a while.
 
2007-02-15 12:34:47 PM
True story:
A couple years ago, we had one Chinese student whose parents decided to put all of his possessions in a giant cardboard box, with the label:

Yi
RPI
USA

Somehow it actually made it to him.
 
2007-02-15 12:35:39 PM
The Soviet and American postal systems successfully co-operated in 1988 to deliver a post card I sent from (then) Leningrad to my Russian professor in South Carolina with just his last name, the zip code, USA. :)
 
2007-02-15 12:37:15 PM
camelclub

That would never happen with the USPS.

Those assclown delivery people never make a connection between a persons name whom they deliver mail to 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year and a box number that may be wrong by a digit or two. You'd think a little common sense might slip through every once in a while.


QFT.
 
2007-02-15 12:38:57 PM
Those ARE British addresses.

ie: Cracked sill, Lower Hounstowth, Piddlegreen
 
2007-02-15 12:39:00 PM
Had to go to the PS yesterday after the mail stopped showing up in my box. Turned out it'd been on hold for a week. The reason? The carrier reported that the box was "hard to open". Didn't bother to let me know, of course.

Met the carrier at the box the next day. Demonstrated that it was, in fact, not hard to open. Pretty much just give it a tug and there you go. But I was polite, even suggested that maybe it was just frozen that one day.

Now he's pissed off and has taken to cramming my mail into the bottom of the box. Haven't gotten a non-torn/non-wrinkled item since then.

But thanks for employing him, US Postal Union! It's still better than paying his wellfare!
 
2007-02-15 12:39:07 PM
Word up camelclub. I just got stuff in my mailbox yesterday for an address just a few digits off (a few blocks down)...
One was even an Amazon package, which was in a lock box that i had a key for, but.. it wasn't for me.

Holy crap postman, get yer shiat together.
 
2007-02-15 12:39:51 PM
Another true story. Years ago, a friend of mine in Ohio had to send something to Mount Vernon, but didn't know the exact address. (This was prior to teh intarwebs, for all you younguns.) So she wrote something like:

Historic Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA

And of course it came right back to her. She got pissed, and wrote a letter to her congresscritter, John Glen, about what's wrong with the Post Office, how could they not know where George Washington's home is, yadda, yadda.

He wrote back with this classic reply:

"You're lucky they didn't stamp it 'Deceased.'"
 
2007-02-15 12:39:59 PM
Wow...i bet there are so many people in Wilmslow with the name Rhumi...with a Yellow Door, it's a wonder that it ever got there

/the sarcasm should be oozing out right now
//actually worked for the post office directing misaddressed mail via computer
///You would not believe how stupid some people are
 
2007-02-15 12:41:42 PM
Camel Club

My postman is actually pretty good about getting things to me when they are incorrectly addressed. Try leaving him some cookies once in a while, I've found that there is a direct correlation between his efficient delivery and my cookie-givery.
 
2007-02-15 12:42:39 PM
Shrugging Atlas

heh, I did....
 
2007-02-15 12:44:51 PM
MaritimeGirl:
Yi Guo, actually, at that same Rensselaer. Bit of a local legend. Even before that.

/Everyone knows Yi!
//I have no idea how that man graduated
 
2007-02-15 12:46:13 PM
I think it's great the postal system finally gets some well deserved kudos. Bravo!

//just saying that so I'm not in your direct line of fire
 
2007-02-15 12:49:08 PM
Postmens who don't go postal kick ass..

/ My local PO delivery IS ALWAYS getting the wrong friggin mail in my box.

// Makes me wonder 'Who da Fark has my mail"

///I just throw it in the out going and hope they get it right the next time around..
 
2007-02-15 12:51:58 PM
I once saw my local postman in a public restroom and even though I don' know his name, he turns to me and says, "You know how good at my job I am?" I said with slight trepidation, "How good?" He then told me my name and full address, smiled and walked away. I was impressed and slightly disturbed at the same time.
 
2007-02-15 12:52:44 PM
I can write a letter, walk to the end of my driveway, put it in a little box, and two days later it arrives at my friend's house 200 miles away in a little box at the end of his driveway for 37 CENTS?!?!

I think the USPS is still a pretty sweet bargain all things considered.
 
2007-02-15 12:57:19 PM
amoricanCrowe

I can write a letter to my friend, click a little button, and 2 nanoseconds later it arrives in a little box on my friend's monitor for FREE?!

/where is your god now?
 
2007-02-15 12:58:28 PM
OhioKnight: Those ARE British addresses.

ie: Cracked sill, Lower Hounstowth, Piddlegreen


Piddlegreen?

Too much licorice?
 
2007-02-15 12:59:04 PM
We had a postman who would (no Shiat) Pull up our mailbox out of the ground and Throw it. He was mad because it did not have a pull tab thing on the front. It is not a requirement to have those, he just decided that we should.

My sister even got it on video. We sent it to the postal inspector. That mailman was removed from the route.
 
2007-02-15 01:00:04 PM
Hot damn! I guess those ignorant kindergartners who ask "Teach, why do I need to learn these colors?" can now be told it is because they may one day be required to identify a door by its color.
 
2007-02-15 01:00:46 PM
My dad once lost a bet from his buddy, nicknamed "Puddin." He mailed a letter addressed to

Puddin
Corbin, KY

and it arrived the very next day. ya gotta love small towns!
 
2007-02-15 01:01:31 PM
enoc

E-file and a checking account are your best friend. 10 days after clicking submit it was in my checking account. No stamps / trips to the bank needed.
 
2007-02-15 01:02:11 PM
I think the USPS is still a pretty sweet bargain all things considered.

US CODE: Title 39,2003. The Postal Service Fund

$96M from the Government helps this 'private' orgnization.
 
2007-02-15 01:07:14 PM
I lived in Chicago in a 4-flat building. The names for the occupants were written on the outside of the four mailboxes, yet the postman was still incapable of putting things in the right box. When I signed up for Netflix I filled in the address as "XXX Roscoe St., FIRST BOX ON LEFT!!!" and we always had our movies at least put in our box, if nothing else.

Now that I've moved back to NC and forwarded my mail, i'm getting mail forwarded to me for people who's names aren't similar to mine and who don't even live on the same street I used to live on in Chicago.

/still haven't sub-let the farking apartment
//anyone want to live 2 blocks from Wrigley?
 
2007-02-15 01:07:28 PM
amoricanCrowe

I can write a letter, walk to the end of my driveway, put it in a little box, and two days later it arrives at my friend's house 200 miles away in a little box at the end of his driveway for 37 CENTS?!?!

Really? It costs me 39 cents...
 
2007-02-15 01:08:26 PM
RTFA.
I cannot believe no one noticed that it does say "England' on the card ....
 
2007-02-15 01:09:54 PM
There's a tradition in a club called SIPB at MIT. Whenever someone is somewhere interesting abroad, they send a postcard addressed to:

SIPB
MIT
USA

It always gets there.
 
2007-02-15 01:17:27 PM
giffin:

That doesn't count. 'MIT' is too easy. :P
 
2007-02-15 01:18:23 PM
Catchatorie: //anyone want to live 2 blocks from Wrigley?

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a blues brothers joke. I just wish I had one.
 
2007-02-15 01:18:32 PM
While living in bonny Scotland, a letter reached my house with this on the envelope:
Jeff
Social Worker
The berry fields
Perthshire
 
2007-02-15 01:18:54 PM
Oh wow, 96 million, huh? For delivering billions upon billions of packages, letters, etc. every year? Gawd, somebody cut their funding! Notice how anything you send is cheaper to do it through USPS, which is why Fed Ex/UPS/et al. will sometimes contract through USPS to deliver your packages, 'cuz they still make money off of it.
 
2007-02-15 01:19:22 PM
Not to doubt someone from MIT, but how would you know if it always gets there? (GPS tracking device?)
 
2007-02-15 01:19:52 PM
true story.

as a kid, every year i sent my mom a mother's day card that just had "Mom" written on the envelope.

She got every letter.

I've also had success sending letters to "your mom"
 
2007-02-15 01:25:04 PM
I once sent a letter addressed to only to Jesus - the next week he cut our grass and trimmed the hedge...
 
2007-02-15 01:28:34 PM
trippdogg: Not to doubt someone from MIT, but how would you know if it always gets there?

Why would you ever doubt someone from MIT? I mean, it's not like they've ever been caught falsifying data, especially not on something as important as fusion research.

/jab
 
2007-02-15 01:31:41 PM
moel: ///You would not believe how stupid some people are

Try me.
 
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