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Message 1327449 - Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 20:53:15 UTC

Hmm, this like a good subject for our next ball game....
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Message 1327454 - Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 21:31:38 UTC
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Guess who's postie is the local football (american) teams kicker?

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Message 1327480 - Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 22:27:51 UTC

Thinking out of the box.

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Message 1327513 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 0:42:23 UTC

"Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate"
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Message 1327518 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 0:54:18 UTC

Obviously delivered by another graduate of the Australia Post mail handling school. (Overseas Division).
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Message 1327551 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 2:41:40 UTC

This isn't a caption entry, just another example of the same.

My web page about a postcard I once received.

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Message 1327560 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 3:09:06 UTC

Talk about pushing the envelope!

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Message 1327675 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 13:39:25 UTC - in response to Message 1327551.
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"At least it arrived on time"

This isn't a caption entry, just another example of the same.

My web page about a postcard I once received.


I had an interesting experience with the USPS.

I was moving and had told my friends about my new mailing address, and had filed an official "Change Of Address" form with the USPS.

Some weeks after I moved into the new place I received a letter that was addressed to me at the new address.

It had a bunch of yellow stick-on labels the last of which said "No forwarding address on file. Return to sender."

So, after several weeks in processing, the post office finally delivered it to the only address on the envelope which was my new address.

Inside the letter was an invitation to a party a week in the past.
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Message 1327775 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 3:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 1327675.

"At least it arrived on time"

This isn't a caption entry, just another example of the same.

My web page about a postcard I once received.


I had an interesting experience with the USPS.

I was moving and had told my friends about my new mailing address, and had filed an official "Change Of Address" form with the USPS.

Some weeks after I moved into the new place I received a letter that was addressed to me at the new address.

It had a bunch of yellow stick-on labels the last of which said "No forwarding address on file. Return to sender."

So, after several weeks in processing, the post office finally delivered it to the only address on the envelope which was my new address.

Inside the letter was an invitation to a party a week in the past.

I had one college application that went missing for a month and a half. I finally saw a story about a mail truck that had gotten stuck in a snow storm in the mid west for a while - figured it was on that truck.

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Message 1327805 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 5:05:18 UTC - in response to Message 1327775.

Yeah, I mailed a bunch of checks that must have been on that truck. Honest.
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Message 1327809 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 5:15:48 UTC

It only said:

Magnetic media: Keep away from magnets and magnetic fields.

It didn't say anything about "fragile, handle with care"
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Message 1327810 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 5:17:13 UTC

As long as you don't run the truck over it, it should be OK...
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Message 1327811 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 5:18:00 UTC

It is possible to make cardboard origami.
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Message 1327860 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 7:49:39 UTC

I TOLD you it said 'handle with care'!
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Message 1327929 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 14:10:13 UTC

"Mangled with care."

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Message 1328019 - Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 18:28:05 UTC
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Sorry about the delay - I was in the process of judging when the outage hit...

Honorable mention to John McLeod VII for "It is possible to make cardboard origami." John, Nikon is now packaging some of their lenses in what I've heard called "corrugami" - folded corrugated!

Third Place to Carlos for "Thinking outside the box" A mailbox, I assume...

Second place to Soft^Spirit for "The postal service practices their full contact Origami"

First Place and next shot to Steve Neyer for "Mangled with care."

PM on the way...

All participants should be delighted to know that the item inside, a 72mm photographic filter, arrived safely, although the paperwork was a crumpled mess! The photo was taken as soon as I pulled this from my mailbox, in case I had to make a claim. I did wipe my address, though (this is posted on FlickrĀ®)
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Message 1328217 - Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 8:04:49 UTC


I hope this was not done before.
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Message 1328219 - Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 8:15:44 UTC

No parking 7am-6pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
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Message 1328240 - Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 11:39:38 UTC

Nice parking job, honey...
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Message 1328243 - Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 12:05:04 UTC

Sir, the car ramp for the ferry is over there. This is strictly for pedestrians.
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