Fun with puns and the USPS

27 Sep

Fred’s dad recently retired.  Figuring a bouquet of delivered cut flowers might not be his thing we customized a Congratulatory package for him.  Fred mentioned that his dad liked the MN favorite Salted Nut Rolls. I bought two different multi-pack sizes of them and dumped them in a bright red new bowl from my closet of random Tupperware (I happen to be a consultant).As you can see the red really made an impact.  A bowl of nut rolls seemed random enough, but I felt like we needed to include a few puns that would tie these items to his retirement.  So I Fred and I together came up with the following puns.

Ha! Get it? Nut going back to work? Now comes the part that will bowl (ha!) you over: Did you know you can mail nearly anything from the United States Postal Service? Yes, the friendly postal workers know my face at the post office and usually have something sarcastic to say and look a little disappointed if the shipping vessel is a simple cardboard box.  I’ve received coconuts(from Hawaii!), wooden logs and plastic fruit through the mail.  I have mailed to others inflated beach balls, flip-flops, and inflated animals! Obviously explosives and the whole list of questions they ask you when you go to the post office are NOT included and if you aren’t clear what is and isn’t allowable to ship you can find answers to most questions here.  For instance, I recently learned that you may NOT mail things in beer or alchohol boxes even if the contents aren’t beer or alcohol.

So we pressed down the Tupperware seal, slapped on an address label, taped the bowl up and shipped her on her way for just a little over $5.00

She (not sure why the bowl is she- must be her great curves!) arrived safe and sound as seen from the photos above and below. Wahoo! Who wouldn’t love a bowl full of nut rolls?

What is the craziest thing you’ve mailed to someone or had mailed to you?

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5 Responses to “Fun with puns and the USPS”

  1. Nikki Berg Burin September 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Someone sent me a beach ball once. 🙂

    • Tashia October 5, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      Hmmm… I wonder who would have done something like that!

  2. Sheila Saxelby September 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    A friend once sent us a small water bottle (no water) with an invitation to a party with colorful theme-related confetti, and a couple candy kisses inside it.

  3. Tashia October 5, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    What fun! That is a great idea! 🙂

  4. JL October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I got a personal note on the back of a wooden plaque with a lefse recipe on it. Rummage sale creativity.

    Oh yeah, and a beach ball, too with notes on it.

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