Full marks to postal detectives.

  Brumas 17:58 17 Dec 07
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People slate the Post Office/Royal Mail but this was delivered to me this morning - an imaginary address without a house number or postcode!

Is my ‘mate’ trying to infer I am getting old I wonder?

click here

  Koochy 18:14 17 Dec 07

That is just a switched on postie for you.
It is funny you bring this up as i have just just finished a conversation with my brother (He is a postie) about an hour ago and he was telling me he can remember the names of every person in every house he delivers to (514 Houses).
The post office/Royal mail will have just delivered it to your local sorting office and then they would have just matched up your name with your other mail - in this case i think a well earned Christmas drink/tip is in order as well as a back hander to your mate for being so cheeky.

K

  Bingalau 19:17 17 Dec 07

Brumas. Thanks for the laugh. I used to have a little snug type bar in the pub I ran. We nicknamed it "God's waiting Room" because it was used by people of a certain age and upward. If you didn't have something to laugh at you would have to cry.

  Brumas 20:19 17 Dec 07

Being ex-Post Office (indoor and out) myself I can appreciate it all the more so I always give our regular postie a fiver christmas box.
As for my mate - he lives too far away in Lincolnshire so he has got away with it for now, or so he thinks !

  Brumas 20:20 17 Dec 07

Many have tried, but they will never ever stop me laughing - life is too short!

  Bingalau 20:38 17 Dec 07

Brumas. My lad's a Postie too. He's just commented that with inflation the going tip for this year should be a tenner! Cheeky buggers these posties aren't they?

  Brumas 20:48 17 Dec 07

Tell your lad, if he delivers to my address I will personally give him a tenner ;o)

  csqwared 20:50 17 Dec 07

Noticed your comment about shopping and your state of mind on return. Just for devilment try waving this in front of her - and have a very Merry Christmas

Rules for wives and lady friends
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ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
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Strong hints do not work!
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Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost
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  Diodorus Siculus 20:51 17 Dec 07

You live in a wonderful part of the world; I was up in Alnwick last summer and it's beautiful :)

  Bingalau 20:53 17 Dec 07

Brumas. I think he's already got his work cut out with his deliveries here. He said "Thanks anyway". He had just called around to cadge a meal off his mum.. I think his new German girlfriend is working tonight. So he has to cater for himself and takes the easy way out. I'm not sure if "cheeky" is the right word.

  interzone55 21:18 17 Dec 07

A friend of mine use to live in Selly Oak, birmingham.

I used to address letters to him as

(Name deleted)
near the Selly Sausage,
Brum

I don't remember a single letter going astray

Whilst I was at school I sent a letter to NASA requesting information. Not knowing their address I simply put NASA on the envelope. It got there and a few weeks later I received a huge parcel of literature about the Space Shuttle and Apollo missions.

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