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Offline hoverfly

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postal restricted good
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:07:19 »
For those of you that are pi$$ed off with nosey postoffice counter assistants asking "whats in the parcel" a novel reply is dehydrated Dihydrogen Monoxide. The usual response is a blank face then , well thats ok.

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html#FACTS

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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 10:15:25 »
I live in Salisbury......
This probably wouldn't be a good idea :o

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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 13:32:12 »
"whats inside?"

"oh right for insurance purposes??"

"just a piece of unobtainium!"

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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 13:42:44 »
Office supplies for my NONYA business.  :angry:
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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 21:26:09 »
"whats in the parcel?....oh its just fertilizer!"

"wheres it going to?.... lol sorry I forgot to write it on, that'd be the UN Embassy, Afghanistan"

"Oh and before I forget, could you mark it as fragile please as theres some erm...gardening electronics in there too....thanx" ~~
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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 13:07:25 »
"whats inside?"

"Death"

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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 21:55:34 »
"What's in the package?"
"Why don't you......... Open it up and take a look?" [Said with a malicious grin while slowly taking two steps backward away from the counter].  LOL !

On a slightly less sinister note, I don't think the counter staff have any need to know what I'm posting, It strikes me as them just being nosey. So whenever the counter staff at my local post office asked that I'd say "A mechanism I've made". It was the second or third time I used this statement before one of the sour faced biddys said I had to be a LOT more specific than that.........  Oh, Do I now?..... OK  ::)

I said the mechanism in the box didn't actually have a name, Then I went into a bull$hit explanation about what this device did (I explained it as a sort of mechanical computer component. And I vaguely remember saying a sentence that went something like "This activates an air operated valve that works a bit like a mechanical transistor...... But that analogy doesn't really work").  It only took about a minute for her to glaze over, But I was on a roll by that point so kept going for a good 4 or 5 minutes. :)

In the end she said "OK....... Erm....... I'll just put it down as a mechanical part then".

Word must have got around there because since then they rarely ask what I'm posting, and if they do ask, I just say "A mechanical device I've built", and that seems to be exactly as specific a description as they need  :laugh:

Oh, And if anyone's wondering what was ACTUALLY in that box, it was a pair of used MK3 Capri headlight mounting plates........ And yes, I WAS slightly nervous at one point that I'd pushed it too far and they'd ask to unseal the box to take a look at what I was posting.
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Re: postal restricted good
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 09:54:54 »
I now use the phrase "Nothing that contravenes the postal regulations" then stare right through them. Works a treat.
Our sour faced old hag  who thought counting stamps for five minutes  before serving customers  was part of delivering good service has retired , thank Clapton. She has been replaced by a mentally "challenged" lad' who takes forever to pick a parcel of a shelf, despite being told it's the box  in front of you with blue tape all over it  despite all the other parcels being white jiffy bags. :shrug:
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