The mailman . . .

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm

So, we’ve been here almost three weeks and I’ve yet to see a mailman, or a mail truck for that matter.  I know that mail service actually exists in Singapore because Mrs. Stockdale gets mail at work.  Also, there was a letter waiting for us at the new apartment from the utility people.  Plus, I bought stamps, but that was at 7/11.

So, here’s some questions.  How does the mail get here?  Have I not seen the mailman because they are some kind of plain closed secret agents in Singapore (like Perry the Platypus)?  Do they silently move throughout the country delivering mail incognito?  Is there some kind of underground tunnel system that allows them to stealthy move without being seen by the general public?  If there is no tunnel system, what kinds of trucks do they use?  And, since we drive on the opposite side of the road with the steering wheel on the right, do mail trucks have the drivers seat on the ‘correct’ side from my vantage point?  If I get a car, should I get a Singapore mail truck so I am more comfortable driving?   Do these folks know who ‘Newman’ is?  Does the Singapore mailman oath have the line about sleet and snow not stopping them from completing their appointed rounds?  Do they wear those goofy hats?  Do Singapore mailman hate Pottery Barn catalogs?  Is there more than one person working behind the counter at the Singapore post office and when they head off to ‘the back’, where do they actually go?

These are questions that need answers!

  1. Deep thoughts indeed. Does the term ‘going postal’ have the same meaning in Singapore?

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