“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The Postman’s Creed
What seems to be missing in the postman’s creed is unusual and descriptive addresses, when people have no idea where the person they are writing actually lives, and it still gets delivered.
The Toronto Sun had a story on how one person reported having a letter delivered to his home in Cushendall, Northern Ireland, with the following address written on the envelope. Basically, it was the man’s abbreviated biography:
Lives across the road from the Spar (grocery store) his ma + da used to own it, his mother was Mary and da, Joseph, moved to Waterfoot after he got married, plays guitar + used to run discos in the parochial hall and the hotel in the ’80s. Friends with the fella runs the butchers in Waterfoot too
When the letter arrived at the local post office, they asked the postman making the deliveries if he had any idea who this was. Incredibly, he knew exactly who was supposed to get the letter.
READ: Royal Mail delivers letter with no address — just recipient’s life story on the envelope