Posts tagged "mail"

Lube Leakage Causes Post Office Evacuation

A post office in Alabama was evacuated last week after a suspicious substance began leaking out of a package onto 12 to 15 other packages. After coming into contact with the liquid, two people were hospitalized as a precaution, CBS Atlanta reported. It caused a burning sensation on the skin and people were worried that…

By: Mary Odell / July 16, 2013

The British Mail Service Does Not Suffer Your “Crackhead Oompah Loompah” Kindly

After being the victim of one too many pranks by a mail customer, the Royal Mail service (allegedly!) sent one postal customer a letter, asking him to lay off with the post-related comedy. So far as we can tell, the letter receiver, known as S. Whitman, raised the ire of the Royal Mail for “jumping…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 14, 2013

A Sonnet In Memory Of The Saturday Mail

In an effort to trim their budget down a bit (by a bit, I mean $2 billion), the US Postal Service has announced a plan to end Saturday mail and cut back to a five-day delivery schedule. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of the postal service and I have a giant

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 8, 2013

Five Catalogs Your Mailbox Will Be Happy To Get

I don’t get much mail, except for the occasional postcard from my mom and the handful of magazines I subscribe to. For the most part, this pleases me because I’m not wasting as much paper as I would if I received L.L. Bean catalogs every week. However, amidst crap catalogs like Just For Redheads, there…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 26, 2008