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A St. Patrick's Day story

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An unusual thing happened yesterday.

In the morning post, there were two bulging green envelopes. They looked like greeting card envelopes, only containing something that obviously wasn't greeting cards, and bore Irish postage stamps. They were addressed to a house in a nearby street with the same number as my house; apparently the post office mistakenly dropped them in my mailbox.

In the evening, as I was setting out to buy some groceries, I took the envelopes and went to the street where they were addressed to. As I approached the house, I noticed a middle-aged woman walking back to the door. "Excuse me," I said, "is this number --?" "Yes."

I handed her the envelopes, saying that they ended up in my mailbox. "How did you get these?" she asked. "I live at number -- ----- Street. The postman must have accidentally dropped them in my mailbox."

"Oh, thank God for that. I've been waiting for them all day. They contain fresh shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for bringing them to me."
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On March 18th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC), b0rken commented:
Your award winning screenplay about Catholic vampries starts here. Please list me in the credits.
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On March 19th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Except that she looked more like someone's nan than Mrs. Robinson.
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On March 23rd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC), b0rken replied:
This is the part where I mention the nice old grandmother dealing smack in The Acid House.
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On March 19th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Yes, though on different streets. The postcode (which is presumably what postal workers look at) differed by only one letter, and someone apparently misread it (not that it wasn't clearly written; this was obviously a Royal Mail mistake).
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