What I want is an older sister /grandmother/ auntie type - someone wise I can write letters to from time to time, who will write me thoughtful letters back and offer suggestions and whatnot. A life coach? A counsellor (or therapist)? Does anyone offer this service? I would happily pay a reasonable fee. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276
on Jun 3, 2013 -
Hi everyone. I recently visited an online map where people who share a very unusual niche hobby place a pin where they live, voluntarily including an address or name if they'd like, and I found to my pleasant shock that a fellow enthusiast lives only a few blocks from me. He/she left a contact address but not a name, and I'd really love to write to this person, but I have no idea what the normal etiquette is for addressing a personal envelope to an unnamed recipient (to be clear, I don't mean the letter itself, but the envelope). [more inside]
posted by Buddy-Rey
on Apr 14, 2013 -
I want to send a postcard from France to this restaurant in Japan
where my friend is a cook. There appears to be an address on the front page of the website, but I'll be damned if I can make out what it says, much less recreate it on a postcard in a way that the French post can parse. I'm sure I could ask him myself, but I would prefer to surprise him. Can anyone help me with this?
posted by Evstar
on Mar 11, 2013 -
I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
posted by emily37
on Jan 5, 2011 -
If I send a postcard from China to the United States, I pay 4.5 RMB. Who gets the money? [more inside]
posted by jweed
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Where could I find ideas about creating an adventure/mystery/game for friends over the summer, via postal service? [more inside]
posted by troybob
on May 22, 2009 -
[Postal_Filter] I sent out 45 postcards to friends for X-Mas. They had a "From" address (labeled as such) and a "To" address (also labeled as such). Somehow, the Post Office sent it all to the "From" Address (not return to sender for insufficient postage or anything). Do I have any recourse in getting these sent to the right address? Is it bad protocol on my part to put a very visible "From" Address on a postcard?
posted by Franklin76
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Postal service - how does a letter travel from Canada to Namibia - via Europe? Does it go to one country in Africa, and then to Namibia. I have looked everywhere, UPU etc, but cannot find an answer. Is there a directory of physical postal routes?
BB [more inside]
posted by bright77blue
on Jul 30, 2006 -
Why do some neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to their door (or at least to their property) and other neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to mailboxes on the street near the recipients' property but not on it? [more inside]
posted by pwb503
on Apr 14, 2006 -
It seems like almost every time i open my mailbox i get this advertising mailer
in there. How on earth do i go about complaining and get this crap to stop! I assume there are laws like there are spam these days, if you say "unsubscribe" they have to obey?
Googling for it only came up with the link i pasted above and looking on the Kansas City Star website was no help either. Any advice?
posted by joshgray
on Mar 30, 2006 -
What happens to a piece of mail after it is deposited in a USPS mailbox that lists a Sunday pickup time? [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Feb 5, 2006 -
tax idiot filter:
I need to get some things postmarked today. It's 6:30pm where I am. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Jan 31, 2006 -
SnailMailFilterFilter: Are there any failsafe rules to separate USPS junk mail from real mail (or vice versa) without opening it? I know I needn't worry about an ink SoBig virus, but I just hate being suckered into opening an important-looking envelope only to find another Visa/MC application. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by klarck
on Dec 1, 2004 -
The Post Office has screwed up my mail forwarding, and every person with whom I speak gives me a different story. How do I reach a competent person who will take ownership of the problem? (Chicago, IL)
posted by trharlan
on Sep 28, 2004 -