5/08/2006

Things I learned from my mailman in a recent conversation

When a mail truck and a fire truck at emergency (with sirens on) meet at an intersection, the mail truck has the right of way.

Mailmen carried guns until the late 40s.

The most often seen unconscious reaction to seeing a mailman is checking one's watch.

Mailmen get uniform allowances up to $300 a year, but this amount hardly covers their very expensive uniform pieces.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Chimney Doubloon said...

This sounds like an extensive conversation. And interesting as well.
Mailmen always make me think of that old TV show about the Pony Express... remember it? My family watched it together. My sisters had crushes on the boys.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous coalmine doubloon said...

i'm obsessed with the usps! i have a long standing fantasy of working at the post office. how jealous i am that you got to spend quality time talking it out with one of the glorious postal workers!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

I think you've found a title for your short-story collection:

"The most often seen unconscious reaction to seeing a mailman is checking one's watch."

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mailmen can die. Yes die. But we can all die too.

2:36 AM  

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