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Old 27.12.2018, 13:12
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Magic of SwissPost..

So i opened the mailbox today and found an envelope addressed to
{ 6 year old daughters first name }, 1262 Eysins. It had a stamp and it was marked with the town of posting (nearby) and date etc, in other words it's properly been through the post, not hand delivered.

Without a street or second name, how did the letter arrive!? Ok we're a fairly small village and we see the postman occasionally and say hello, but we're not on first name terms.. Magic? They go some extra lengths like looking up that first name on the residents database? They ask around?

Pretty impressed, it's the little things..
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Old 27.12.2018, 13:25
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

Wow. Impressive. Be sure to talk to the postman about it and express your thanks!
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

I've also received letters from abroad simply addressed:

"Surname"
CH-6900

I'm also imprssed!
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Old 27.12.2018, 14:45
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So i opened the mailbox today and found an envelope addressed to
{ 6 year old daughters first name }, 1262 Eysins. It had a stamp and it was marked with the town of posting (nearby) and date etc, in other words it's properly been through the post, not hand delivered.

Without a street or second name, how did the letter arrive!? Ok we're a fairly small village and we see the postman occasionally and say hello, but we're not on first name terms.. Magic? They go some extra lengths like looking up that first name on the residents database? They ask around?

Pretty impressed, it's the little things..
I once sent a card to a wrong address without return address and it still found its way back to me 😳 definitely magic
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Old 27.12.2018, 15:09
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

I'm amazed at the way some of the post arrives at our place (home and office) which would take the post office some serious lateral thinking to figure out who is the intended recipient.

Most of the time it's come from within Switzerland so either people are brought up knowing the magic of the post office or the post office are used to people being bone idle when it comes to addressing stuff properly.
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

I do remember once, but this was back in the 60's, addressing a postcard from Switzerland to an aunt whose address i didn't have as she'd recently moved home:

Aunty Irene
who works for the post office
Maidstone,
Kent
England.

And yes, she received it!
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Old 27.12.2018, 16:51
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So i opened the mailbox today and found an envelope addressed to
{ 6 year old daughters first name }, 1262 Eysins. It had a stamp and it was marked with the town of posting (nearby) and date etc, in other words it's properly been through the post, not hand delivered.

Without a street or second name, how did the letter arrive!? Ok we're a fairly small village and we see the postman occasionally and say hello, but we're not on first name terms.. Magic? They go some extra lengths like looking up that first name on the residents database? They ask around?

Pretty impressed, it's the little things..
Or maybe names like Ophelia or Deardre are just not so popular for 6 year olds?

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THAT would worry me.
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I've also received letters from abroad simply addressed:

"Surname"
CH-6900

I'm also imprssed!
If the posties bothered to google, any mail sent to my surname in Europe would reach me - and a good chance from anywhere in the world. There are people with my surname in North America, Australia, and my little family here - and we're all related.

Made it easy for somebody to contact me when they needed to ask me a question, and I wasn't going to be in the office for over a month ...
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

If you were wondering, they do have a "magic" room!


Here's where the Magic Happens!


https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-p...rcels/44626660
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

That reminds me of a letter with a faulty address I received here in CH; name, street, town an zip code were fine... but the country was not.

(Thanks Deutsche Post!)
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

Does that mean that the Post Office has access to the registry with people addresses? The kind that Police usually has.
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

It's good to hear they do a good job sometimes. Meanwhile I had two mails bounce back in half a year. My bank and insurance company called me to ask if I moved because the post has failed to deliver the mail with my name on the mailbox and all. I guess that's another kind of magic
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Re: Magic of SwissPost..

A few years back all the residents in the village were give a house number to go with the street name that we lived on. I belive it was because of a request of Big Yellow.

A year or so later the post office started returning to sender items that did not include the new number. I missed utility bills, lost my internet connection due to unseen and returned bills.

Apparently the post office had shifted their sorting upstream on the distribution chain. Big uproar and things reverted to normal after a few months.

Nice idea but I shifted as much as possible to e-bills to avoid a reoccurrence. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
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