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(Kent and Sussex Courier)   Women in England soon to wonder why their husbands are so willing to drop off the mail and pick up stamps...and why it always takes so long   (courier.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-09-02 08:35:11 AM
If the USPS sold beer, that would be one way to save that dying government agency.

As it is, you can't even send alcohol through the mail, so they've obviously given in to puritanism instead of capitalism.
 
2013-09-02 08:43:30 AM
It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.
 
2013-09-02 08:51:46 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.


Thanks for that early morning thought, back to my bunk!
 
2013-09-02 08:51:52 AM
Near me there is a satalite post office in a beer & wine store.
 
2013-09-02 08:51:53 AM
A bottle of SnailMail™ Lager is just out of camera range.

blogs.miaminewtimes.com
 
2013-09-02 08:53:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If the USPS sold beer, that would be one way to save that dying government agency.
As it is, you can't even send alcohol through the mail, so they've obviously given in to puritanism instead of capitalism.


I came in here to say that, but well.......I bet Congress would be more than happy to give them permission to sell booze to save themselves. Harharhar.

Just think of it--you could have old-fashioned drunken letter-writing bars/post offices. Write those letters you've always wanted to send, but haven't. Put it on fancy stationery to give your words weight (sold by the post office, of course.) Tell that old flame how you really feel. Send your asshole boss that resignation letter you've been sitting on for years.

Then before you put it in the slot, the postmaster asks you, "Are you really sure you want to send this?" and they put it in a box. If you don't change your mind after you sober up, you come back later and the letter goes into the real mail.

It would save millions in therapy bills. Even more than getting drunk at the bar every night and spewing at the other slobs who care not about your personal problems.

/And as an added bonus, everyone could sit around and critique others' choice of stationery, their handwriting, and their writing ability. Because only the people like you, the people who can write, would come to the letter-writing bars. Your kind.
 
2013-09-02 08:59:36 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.


Miss Maccalariat would not approve.
 
2013-09-02 09:03:41 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.


nor would Gladys...
 
2013-09-02 09:05:35 AM

Natsumi: God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.

nor would Gladys...


goodness me that's going back some

(if we're on the same 'obscure' page?)
 
2013-09-02 09:11:54 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-02 09:12:25 AM
In Texas I always thought that in the smaller towns the USPS should just rent space the local HEB (food store) At most HEBs you can already pay your water, Internet/phone bills, Western Union stuf etc and take care auto registration. they even sell postage stamps. The store already has a loading dock that he mail trucks could use. This would save the USPS a bundle on real estate.
 
2013-09-02 09:17:34 AM

Lady J: Natsumi: God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.

nor would Gladys...

goodness me that's going back some

(if we're on the same 'obscure' page?)


i am on a terry pratchett page?? are you?
 
2013-09-02 09:30:15 AM
Fails without pics of Sub-mistress Gothard.
 
2013-09-02 09:30:22 AM
The USPS just plain sucks.
They deliver my mail to other houses; to add symmetry to this situation, they deliver other people's mail to my house.  I even got mail from a house from another street...located on the other side of town.  All because we shared the same house number.  Totally different zip code, mind you.  I've called the postal service so many times about this, it's gone past annoying.
The state owed me money.  I got one refund check delivered pretty promptly.  The other check seemed to take forever to come, when it normally comes within a week or so.  I called the revenue department and guess what?  They had delivered it FOUR MONTHS ago, but the post office said that the "address did not exist" and sent it back, despite the fact that they've been delivering mail to my address since 1998.  Go figure that one out.
If I want something delivered to my house, I go for UPS or FedEx because I know that there's a good chance that the post office is going to fark it up.
 
2013-09-02 09:43:06 AM

Natsumi: Lady J: Natsumi: God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.

nor would Gladys...

goodness me that's going back some

(if we're on the same 'obscure' page?)

i am on a terry pratchett page?? are you?


lol I am not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_All_Hours

not a post office as such but i thought that's what you were on about
 
2013-09-02 09:45:59 AM

eyeq360: The USPS just plain sucks.
They deliver my mail to other houses; to add symmetry to this situation, they deliver other people's mail to my house.  I even got mail from a house from another street...located on the other side of town.  All because we shared the same house number.  Totally different zip code, mind you.  I've called the postal service so many times about this, it's gone past annoying.
The state owed me money.  I got one refund check delivered pretty promptly.  The other check seemed to take forever to come, when it normally comes within a week or so.  I called the revenue department and guess what?  They had delivered it FOUR MONTHS ago, but the post office said that the "address did not exist" and sent it back, despite the fact that they've been delivering mail to my address since 1998.  Go figure that one out.
If I want something delivered to my house, I go for UPS or FedEx because I know that there's a good chance that the post office is going to fark it up.


Please do not provoke them. You know how they are.
 
2013-09-02 09:47:30 AM
Expected an article about dogging, leaving unsatisfied.
 
2013-09-02 09:49:47 AM

Cormee: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 324x400]


Do you know where this is located?
 
2013-09-02 09:56:54 AM

Lady J: Natsumi: God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.

nor would Gladys...

goodness me that's going back some

(if we're on the same 'obscure' page?)


Glom of Nit
 
2013-09-02 09:57:16 AM

Nagle: Cormee: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 324x400]

Do you know where this is located?


I don't actually know that place, but the filename contains 'ennistymon' which is in Co. Clare, Ireland.  But pretty much every country town in Ireland has a pub/undertaker/hardware combo.
 
2013-09-02 09:58:59 AM
Now, will there be the classic Cockney bottle-blonde barmaid with the bad teeth, "Sod off" attitude and the huge knockers? If so, I am soooo there!
 
2013-09-02 09:59:57 AM
... Just realised why you'd be curious :)

That photo is from the 70's I'd say, but do a Google Street View of Ennistymon to see if the pub is still there, Ennsitymon is pretty much a one-street town so it shouldn't take you long.

Slow Monday for me.
 
2013-09-02 10:01:56 AM

eyeq360: The USPS just plain sucks.


Ever hear of direct deposit, Miles Standish?
 
2013-09-02 10:05:23 AM

Billy Bathsalt: Fails without pics of Sub-mistress Gothard.


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-09-02 10:23:58 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: As it is, you can't even send alcohol through the mail


Really? What kind of backwards nation are you?
 
2013-09-02 10:30:48 AM

Nick Nostril: eyeq360: The USPS just plain sucks.
They deliver my mail to other houses; to add symmetry to this situation, they deliver other people's mail to my house.  I even got mail from a house from another street...located on the other side of town.  All because we shared the same house number.  Totally different zip code, mind you.  I've called the postal service so many times about this, it's gone past annoying.
The state owed me money.  I got one refund check delivered pretty promptly.  The other check seemed to take forever to come, when it normally comes within a week or so.  I called the revenue department and guess what?  They had delivered it FOUR MONTHS ago, but the post office said that the "address did not exist" and sent it back, despite the fact that they've been delivering mail to my address since 1998.  Go figure that one out.
If I want something delivered to my house, I go for UPS or FedEx because I know that there's a good chance that the post office is going to fark it up.

Please do not provoke them. You know how they are.




www.kerrydean.com

mentalfloss.com
 
2013-09-02 10:30:58 AM
I thought it was gonna be something like this

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-02 12:04:50 PM

Nagle: Cormee: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 324x400]

Do you know where this is located?


https://www.google.ie/maps?ll=52.94146,-9.293377&spn=0.001119,0.0020 28 &cbp=12,126.26,,0,-3.2&layer=c&panoid=l-vkTHGMeVD2a2iFHwGTig&cbll=52.9 41552,-9.29337&dg=opt&t=m&z=19

Found it! Looks like a bit of a dump I'm aftraid.

/slow day at work
 
2013-09-02 12:27:37 PM

Lady J: Natsumi: Lady J: Natsumi: God Is My Co-Pirate: Day_Old_Dutchie: It means the sub-postmistress of Ridgewood Post Office, Sue Gothard, will visit the pub at certain times during the week to help customers.

Mistress?
Got Hard?
"help" customers"?
Sounds pretty kinky.

I imagine this  sub-postmistress looking like the babes in  fantasy dirndls a few threads back.

Miss Maccalariat would not approve.

nor would Gladys...

goodness me that's going back some

(if we're on the same 'obscure' page?)

i am on a terry pratchett page?? are you?

lol I am not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_All_Hours

not a post office as such but i thought that's what you were on about


Well... read Going Postal by Terry Pratchett...
 
2013-09-02 12:47:52 PM

Cormee: Nagle: Cormee: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 324x400]

Do you know where this is located?

https://www.google.ie/maps?ll=52.94146,-9.293377&spn=0.001119,0.0020 28 &cbp=12,126.26,,0,-3.2&layer=c&panoid=l-vkTHGMeVD2a2iFHwGTig&cbll=52.9 41552,-9.29337&dg=opt&t=m&z=19

Found it! Looks like a bit of a dump I'm aftraid.

/slow day at work


Wow, nice work! I think it's funny how it's right next to a funeral director
 
2013-09-02 01:13:09 PM
Well, I suppose that  would be another way of looking at the saying "one should never make a drunk post."
 
2013-09-02 01:59:58 PM

Nick Nostril: eyeq360: The USPS just plain sucks.
They deliver my mail to other houses; to add symmetry to this situation, they deliver other people's mail to my house.  I even got mail from a house from another street...located on the other side of town.  All because we shared the same house number.  Totally different zip code, mind you.  I've called the postal service so many times about this, it's gone past annoying.
The state owed me money.  I got one refund check delivered pretty promptly.  The other check seemed to take forever to come, when it normally comes within a week or so.  I called the revenue department and guess what?  They had delivered it FOUR MONTHS ago, but the post office said that the "address did not exist" and sent it back, despite the fact that they've been delivering mail to my address since 1998.  Go figure that one out.
If I want something delivered to my house, I go for UPS or FedEx because I know that there's a good chance that the post office is going to fark it up.

Please do not provoke them. You know how they are.


When it comes to packages, I've had problems with every delivery company - every one. But USPS has never thrown the package on my balcony in the rain and not told me, or left what's clearly an urgent overnight envelope (containing a check) under my doormat when I was out of town for weeks, or been ignorant enough to try to deliver to my secured apartment complex before the leasing office is open to accept packages, then claim it's all my fault even though they've been delivering there for years.

As for letters and such, I'm sure you'd be more than happy to have an extra $15 deducted from your checks so they can be sent UPS or FedEx because those guys sure as hell aren't going to take it across the country for 45 cents. Everyone who biatches about the USPS is in for major price shock if they go away.

And by the way, having dealt with state government agencies, I'm far more willing to believe that the screwup was their fault. Yes, Maryland, I'm looking at you.
 
2013-09-02 06:21:10 PM

ImpendingCynic:  As for letters and such, I'm sure you'd be more than happy to have an extra $15 deducted from your checks so they can be sent UPS or FedEx because those guys sure as hell aren't going to take it across the country for 45 cents. Everyone who biatches about the USPS is in for major price shock if they go away.
And by the way, having dealt with state government agencies, I'm far more willing to believe that the screwup was their fa ...

For packages, I've had no problems with UPS or FedEx.  A friend sent me a birthday gift through the postal service and it got sent to the wrong house.
I'm happy that the post office delivers mail for a less exorbitant rate than UPS or FedEx or DHL, but I would expect better quality.
And surprisingly, it actually was the post office's fault for the refund check.  I got the original check mailed to me by the state agency in question and it had post office stickers on it.  The state of Kansas mailed the check at the end of March and the post office failed to deliver it in the right mailbox four times.  Then they sent it back claiming "The address does not exist."  Even wrote it on the stickers.

HotIgneous Intruder: eyeq360: The USPS just plain sucks.
Ever hear of direct deposit, Miles Standish?

The state of Kansas, for some reason, has been slow to adopt direct deposit, especially if the money is directly coming from state coffers, as in a refund check.  Which makes no sense, as if you are a state employee, you can get your paycheck direct deposited into your bank account.  Go figure.
 
2013-09-02 11:55:45 PM
They should do this will DMV. Drink before your driver's test and you auto-fail.
 
2013-09-03 11:33:38 AM
Came for the Newman, leaving happy {Altho' I am picturing him with thebucket on his head yelling "Tell the world my story!")
eyeq360 - once the New Improved ZIP code (now with NSA goodness) takes effect, all those problems will cease.
I have a PO Box, same one for nigh on to 30 years.  Have gotten mail for other boxes, I just slip it back into their service window.  Not often, so I like my odds.
 
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