China Post

30 Mar

Or, why I never got that box/letter/postcard you sent: an essay in three pictures.


This is actually how post gets delivered to a majority of the students living on campus. Hell if I know how it works. But every Monday, a dude will unload his motorbike full of boxes at the corner of the ping pong tables and hang around. Sometimes there’s someone to keep an eye on things, but mostly the boxes are left there for anyone to paw through them.


Explains a lot about why that box never arrived, doesn’t it?


4 Responses to “China Post”

  1. ebrock36 March 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m so glad you got this. I was just thinking tonight while standing at English Corner watching the mailman drop our mail off, “How could I catch this process? Video? Pics? It’s too dark by the time he comes.” I’m totally re-blogging this! Thanks!!

  2. ebrock36 March 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Reblogged this on imsorrygodsaythatagain and commented:
    This is how mail is delivered, and clearly not just at Hwa Nan. The mailman has a Santa-like sack, except not velvety red and there’s no toys inside. He doesn’t say, “HO HO HO!” and no reindeer, just a loud annoying moped. He simply turns the bag upside down and pours all the packages out without any regard to the possibility of breakables. Students crowd around searching for their own package. It’s pretty ridiculous.

  3. Karen March 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    That’s a hell of a way to deliver mail! I’m so annoyed to have sent you a beautiful necklace and some idiot dumped it on the street.

  4. gottahavefun March 31, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Ha! Sorry. And darn, that’s why you didn’t get that goodie box of fresh homemade tollhouse cookies, extra spending money, and lots of fun presents. Drats!

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