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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000338.txt from 2001/02

From: David Glenn <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Just cute:
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 06:37:41 -0500

Ian Black wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Truesdail []
> Sent: 10 February 2001 08:23
> To:
> Subject: Re: [kl] Just cute:
> Wouldn't normally mention this, but since mail is the subject here:
> I recently did an experiment with my business students. As part of a lesson
> in the power of the zip code, I mailed myself a signed check and had a
> trusted student drop it in the local mail box on Wednesday morning.. The
> only thing on the outside of the envelope was the postage stamp and my zip
> code.
> I assume that the envelope was not opened, that your name was not on the
> outside of the envelope, and that ZIP codes are not specific to one
> property...?
> If that is the case, can you send some US postal people over to the Royal
> Mail here in the UK (Or Consignia or whatever they want to be called
> now....!) The number of items which I have seen get lost (or delayed) in the
> post is unbelievable. Our family once received a letter from my mother which
> had been posted on her holiday six years previously. Needless to say, she
> arrived home before her letter did!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


The Royal Mail can't be all that bad. A friend of mine once told me that she
recieved a post card from abroad which was only addressed to "King Kong" and the
correct street in London. No street number.


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