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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000359.txt from 2001/02

From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] : Re: [kl] Just cute:
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 19:58:57 -0500

It's my understanding that the nine-number ZIP code contains all of the data
in your street address, apartment number, city and state. The first five
are the city (or part thereof) and the state. That leaves the street
address four digits. I've seen it explained, but can't remember which of
the numbers mean what.

As an aside on the postal service, for the last four years I've edited the
state court reporter's association's newsletter. I always get some back as
undeliverable, for a variety of reasons. This week, I got one back that was
posted 9 months ago and then another that was posted 18 months ago. Both
were marked "unknown". I haven't a clue where they've been hiding for all
that period of time.

Jim

>From: Gary Truesdail <gir@-----.net>
>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. It was in my mailbox Thursday afternoon, 50 miles away from where it
>was mailed. Tell me how it was done and I promise to practice more in the
>month of March. (no entries from postal clerks, please)

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