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Oct 19, 2020 - 9:08:11 AM
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2247 posts since 4/22/2018

I've just been to the post office to send some parcels, personally, I’d go to the post office every day if I could..... my local branch offers so much more than mailing letters and parcelssmiley




Oct 19, 2020 - 9:10:38 AM
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177 posts since 9/6/2019

That's one thing I miss about living in England. You can pretty much do anything at the post office. We never had one that doubled as a pub but that's probably just as well. I'd be at the post office all day.

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:13:42 AM
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rinemb

USA

12654 posts since 5/24/2005

I always enjoyed looking at the "most wanted" posters. I don't enjoy my trips to PO much anymore. Still have to on occasion, though. I do like the free boxes.
Brad

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:15:08 AM
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Brian T

Canada

17209 posts since 6/5/2008

We will never have door-to-door mail delivery.
So, everybody gets a free mail box in the Post Office. It's a fairly lively place most days.
The usual stamps and coins plus padded envelopes and boxes, many sizes and convenient.
On the down side, the front glass by the door is where obituaries are posted.
Some days, it's a dreadful shock to see whose smiling puss is there for the last time.

What I can't understand are the people too stupid to comprehend that my Box ###
is all I have. Knowing my street address number won't get you any closer.
If (and some insist) you do not put the Box ### on the letter/package, Canada Post
is not obliged to figure it out for delivery >>>dead letter. Hard of thinking.

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:36:55 AM
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Owen

Canada

6802 posts since 6/5/2011

I've found small town POs fairly obliging at getting stuff addressed without a box # into the box.  yes

On the fly-in reserves there were POs with boxes, but  our mail just got delivered to the school.... no postal boxes for us! On several of the reserves there were no street names.... houses just started at #1 at one end of the village and went up to however many houses there were... and when new houses were built a spray bomb "X" thru the old number and a new one alongside did the trick.    One time in getting tenants insurance, the company wouldn't accept my "explanation".... so we took up residence at "#2 Teachers' Lane"....and thankfully they were able to accept our money.

Good thing there was no bars to come home from late at night and have to give directions to the [imaginary] cabbie. 


 

Edited by - Owen on 10/19/2020 10:50:13

Oct 19, 2020 - 11:20:32 AM
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Brian T

Canada

17209 posts since 6/5/2008

Yeah, the McBride PO people are kind enough to distribute incorrectly addressed
mail. If everybody gets home from work-away, maybe 650 people.

It's the unrepentant dullards at the other end who screwed up, not me.
Their lethargic slothfulness to make the correction ( so simple) is discouraging.

Funny how you never own a place until you move.
The next buyer describes the location with the previous owner's name.
I'm sensing that it has worn out after 20 years here.

Oct 19, 2020 - 4:29:34 PM
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wizofos

USA

5692 posts since 8/19/2012

When I was in service one of my mates was from a small town in North Dakota and use to address his mail home to
"Mom and Dad in the big green house on main street"
Small town, North Dakota, USA

After we had been married about 2 years we moved to a small town in Green County, Wisconsin. Our address was.
Name
Star Rt 1
Browntown, Wisconsin.
Our mail box was on a 4x4 post cemented in a milk can. After the snow plow came by we would go out and stand it back up.

Oct 19, 2020 - 5:47:24 PM
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2247 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by wizofos

When I was in service one of my mates was from a small town in North Dakota and use to address his mail home to
"Mom and Dad in the big green house on main street"
Small town, North Dakota, USA

After we had been married about 2 years we moved to a small town in Green County, Wisconsin. Our address was.
Name
Star Rt 1
Browntown, Wisconsin.
Our mail box was on a 4x4 post cemented in a milk can. After the snow plow came by we would go out and stand it back up.


Glen,

our address is very similar, I live in a small village and  there's no street name to our house, it's;

house name

village

county

post (zip) code

we often get people double checking that we may have missed a line out

...... I love the story about the snow plough 

Oct 20, 2020 - 7:27:43 AM

512 posts since 10/9/2017

I've always loved the very British tradition of named addresses. There is a nostalgic frisson I get from:

Mr. & Mrs. J. Smith
The Crumpets
Little Smothering
Wessexchestershire
WC11 02P.

It's much nicer than

Mr. J. Smith and Ms. B. Johnson-Smith
58 Main Street
Springfield, East New Otefornia 82828.

Oct 20, 2020 - 9:25:29 AM
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3009 posts since 4/29/2012

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Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

I've just been to the post office to send some parcels, personally, I’d go to the post office every day if I could..... my local branch offers so much more than mailing letters and parcelssmiley


Can't remember exactly where, but I once saw a business in Ireland that was even more usefully multi-purpose. Pub, Post Office and Undertaker.

Oct 20, 2020 - 9:31:44 AM

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Obituaries AND Wanted posters??

Most wanted, and most missed.
Got to be a banjo song in there SOMEWHERE!

Somebody told me that "If the woman is still alive at the end of the song, it ain't REAL Bluegrass!"
So, the woman's obituary, and her boyfriend's WANTED poster.
Tom Dooley, Pretty Polly, Banks of the Ohio, et cet.

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