Saturday, July 19, 2014

Postal mishap


This is definitely the worst postal mishap I've experienced in the 2 years I've been running MMSA.

Look at the sad sorry state of this envelope!

 Though dry when I received it, it had once been thoroughly saturated.  And it has an odd smell to it, like there may have been beer involved in the saturation.  It's filthy and mangled.  the postage sticker was totally ripped off.  The tape used to hold down the address label was lifting up, and had all kinds of grit stuck to the tape.  The USPS does a phenomenal job, and I very rarely get anything in less than perfect shape.  (which is really incredible considering how much mail I get!)  This one is so bad I just keep staring at it and marveling.

Inside were Penny's cute envelopes:


At first I thought I was going to be able to salvage to of them, but when I took them back out of the envelope to photograph them, they smelled horrible, and the flaps are pretty well stuck to the envelope.

LUCKILY, you lovely and generous MMSA swappers have sent me quite a few extra envelopes, so Penny will still get a nice selection.

10 comments:

  1. This is truly devastating. My husband received a father's day card one year in similar condition and the card inside the envelope was stuck together. I am wondering if possibly Mercury is retrograde as my husband's recent travels went severely awry.

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  2. wow! I know it is part of the game..but wow.

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  3. I got a letter yesterday from a penpal that had been soaked and the ink rendered virtually invisible! I've never had that happen before. At least it wasn't beer saturated. That's just awful!

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  4. Well, an interesting form of art in itself.....Desecration Art, Art of Blasphemy, or?????

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  5. Such bad luck! One can't imagine how such a thing could happen. Party in the Post Office?

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  6. Beer? Did it make an unscheduled stop at Homer Simpson's place?

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  7. As a rural mail carrier I cannot imagine what that envelope was soaked in. Mail is pretty dirty with everything that goes through the system but I am *next to positive* beer is not allowed.

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  8. Just imagine the stories that those envelopes could tell!

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  9. My guess is that some yahoo dropped a not-quite-empty beer can into a Blue Box, and this mail was the unlucky top of the pile. I've seen people out trash in Blus Boxes and think it is hysterically funny.

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