Monday, February 9, 2009

A Few Too Many Things Meme

I was tagged by Suzie with a meme. I admit I was going to ignore it, but two things about it made me laugh. The first thing I found amusing is you are asked to list 25 random things about yourself. Twenty five? Do the people who come up with these things think we all have delusions of grandeur or something? I decided it would be as interesting to list 25 random facts about a complete stranger. Here instead are 25 random facts about our mail carrier:

1. She’s not as cheery as our last mail carrier, but she’s okay.
2. She does a very nice job of placing our mail in our box.
3. We hardly ever get the wrong mail, so she must be detail oriented.
4. She totally rocks those black socks.
5. Ditto the shorts and the black shoes.
6. She is very punctual.
7. She parks her truck really close to the curb.
8. She wears a floppy hat when it’s sunny.
9. It’s sunny a lot, so she wears it most of the time. I don’t know if that’s part of the uniform.
10. She has a Dutch boy haircut.
11. My kids find it amusing that she has a Dutch boy haircut.
12. That’s because ever since they saw Irina Spalko in the latest Indiana Jones movie, they are fascinated with Dutch boy haircuts.
13. Thanks to Indiana Jones and Get Smart, the kids are now obsessed with Russian things, too.
14. I don’t know if the mail carrier is Russian, but I don’t think so. We don’t really chit-chat.
15. Remember, she’s not as cheery as our other mail carrier. Or as chatty.
16. She doesn’t deliver packages as often as I would like.
17. It’s not really her fault she doesn’t deliver very many packages.
18. If people did send me packages, I’m sure she would be very careful about delivering them.
19. If the packages were too big for the box, she would set them nicely by my front door.
20. She looks pretty strong, so I’ll bet she could deliver some big boxes.
21. I suppose I’ll just have to order more things for myself so she can deliver more packages.
22. Unless somebody wants to send me something.
23. Wait, some of these things aren’t really about the mail lady.
24. Even though lately she mostly delivers bills and rejection letters, she is still appreciated.
25. I would really rather she’d put more checks in the box. And packages.

Whew! There you go. Now for the other thing that made me laugh about this tag: I’m supposed to tag 25 people. Ha! I’d consider myself lucky if 25 people were reading this.


Kim Kasch said...


That was creative. I never would have thought about writing about our mail carrier. Heck, I don't even know if it's a guy or a girl.

Suzie said...

Ignore me meme! Never you couldnt. Thank you though now I know so much more about your mail lady and her big floppy hat.

LW said...

What a fun read…
I enjoyed this because I adore my mail lady, she was away for six months and her temps were awful…
I would find my package in the middle of the road. The temps would elastic band them to the front of the mailbox and the elastic band would act like a slingshot and torpedo them to the road.

Life is good now that she is back…


C.R. Evers said...

Wow! I'm impressed. I could barely list 25 things about me, much less about my mail carrier! We can always count on you to give us a creative persepctive! :0)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ha! I wish I had a mail lady with a Dutch boy haircut. I have a string of different people, all driving their own cars, which is sort of interesting. I wonder if they ever find mail that has fallen out under their seats?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I think it's pretty amazing that you can come up with so many details about someone you only know in passing. wow.

Mary Witzl said...

This is a great way to deal with one of those 'It's all about me!' memes, and I just wish I'd thought of it.

I used to know a lot of mail carriers and I remember how hard they worked. All of them had been bitten by dogs, had sore cuticles from trying to stuff mail through tiny mail slots, and routinely got chewed out by angry clients who didn't like it that their custody checks hadn't arrived in the mail. On behalf of them, let me say that you've done your carrier proud and I'll bet she'd be pleased.

Kelly said...

LOL! That is too funny! I am very impressed that you could write 25 things about your mail carrier!!

Bish Denham said...

Too funny!

Anne Spollen said...

Lol - what a great (creative) idea to write about someone else, especially someone we sort of take for granted most of the time (well, I do I think)

PJ Hoover said...

I marvel at how good the knee high socks look on them no matter the body type.
Such a cool take on this!
And I'm reading it (though I doubt I will play :) )

Rena said...

Cool twist! I couldn't describe my mail carrier if I had to. Our box is 2 miles down the road. :)

Lily Cate said...

I've never seen our mail person(s). Our mailbox is too far away.
But they did leave me a package before Christmas- one I was trying to send to my brother, not myself.
Whomever delivered it took the time to wrap the box in a plastic bag to protect it from the snow, and left a note asking me to put the bag in the mailbox so they could reuse it.
Pretty thoughtful.

Stacy Nyikos said...

I feel like I know all about your mail carrier now! This is a great post :-)

Brenda said...

I love it! Great twist on a meme...