Thursday, 31 January 2008

Snail mail

You've probably seen the recent news item about the Polish chap who received a priority mail letter 14 days after it had been sent. The letter had been posted only 11 km away. According to his calculations, a garden snail could have delivered it more rapidly than the Warsaw mail man.

What a silly thing to say. Doesn't he know that snails deliver lettuce?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm ...

I think a definition of "deliver" is in order, _Snail_ , and maybe even "lettuce".

The only thing delivered here by any kind of snail qualifies as written communication and very promptly indeed.
:p

jj

Snail said...

Í hadn't actually thought it all the way through. But it was almost 1 am when I wrote it!

Trevor said...

And I thought MY puns were shocking!!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember watching the Jimoin Show a long time ago and his skit where he pulls a naughty snail out of his mail box holds it up to his face and admonished it with "No! Bad snail! It's 'Lettuce'!" - which with his accent sounded exactly like "Letters'

Perhaps the Warsaw mailman should have used an African Swallow? Nah - won't go there.

Snail said...

I should have just stolen the Jimoein joke 'cos it makes more sense than mine!

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