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! Missent To Barbados !

This arrived in my mailbox yesterday. See the rubber stamp notifications on the left and right sides of the envelope? 'Missent To Barbados'. What? How? Any ideas how this happened? And isn't it a terrific rubber stamp? This is so wonderful and mysterious! Yet another thing to add to the 'Why Real Postal Mail Totally Rocks' list.

[The contents, Steve Steiner's Everyone Laughs At The Crocodile Man comic, will be reviewed here real soon. It totally deserves to be bumped up the list.]

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sersugg
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I like the fact that it's stamped. It must be a perennial problem and I can imagine some employee just got tired of writing it out by hand all the time.
blackguard23
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, maybe there's some weird mail Bermuda Triangle type thing going on where letters somehow get forwarded to Barbados. I could understand if Australia was mixed up with mail for Austria, but just trying to imagine how it turned up in Barbados really confuses me and makes me wonder. I think it's pretty cool! And of course I'm really glad that it still found it's way to me.

Edited at 2009-07-10 03:02 pm (UTC)
bougieman
Jul. 10th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
You should get a tattoo that looks exactly like the rubber stamping.
blackguard23
Jul. 11th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
But I've never been to Barbados, missent or otherwise.
Plus I'm not into tattoos.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 1st, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Sorry to ruin your party, guys, but I think Steve Steiner did it himself. What? You actually knew and were only joking? Oh well. Anyway it's a nice mail art-ish touch.

Gianni from Japan
blackguard23
Sep. 1st, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Gianni! Aw man, I thought it was real! I really thought it had been misdirected to Barbados! ... Well, it sure is a funny rubber stamp though.
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(Anonymous)
Mar. 4th, 2017 12:46 am (UTC)
missent to barbados
Just to let you know:
I sent a birthday card from California (USA) to Tokyo,Japan on 2/1/2017. It finally arrived there on 2/22/2017, with "Missent to Barbados" stamped on it. I swear, somewhere, at some post office, they have the stamp ready to be used whenever they fuck up on delivery. They realize the mail has taken forever to be delivered, so they stamp the Barbados stamp and send it off.
blackguard23
Mar. 4th, 2017 07:27 am (UTC)
Re: missent to barbados
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, that sounds like it could be the explanation - a kind of USPS 'in joke' and acknowledgement of a mysterious screw-up that happens once in a while for unknowable reasons. -Stratu
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