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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:

Now whats really annoying is when you try and buy something or ask for a catalogue. The first thing is they ask whats your postcode. When you say we haven't got one they think its really strange what no postcode and have been refused several times as they make out they can't send it unless theres a postcode. So when booking something online I write 0000 000, and 9 times out of 10 it gets through


I always used to use 5 capital X,s.

But the best one is, to put down your mobile phone number and then if the item is sent by courier, the courier can contact you straightaway. Works like a dream.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea. I often just enter "NONE" and that usually works.
When postcodes were introduced in the North, at the same time, the post office required the use of street names; hence "112 Dublin Road, Enniskillen when in fact the address might be Tamlaght, Enniskillen. There was a lot of concern that townland names, which are an Irish phenomenon, would disappear. It took a concerted campaign to preserve them.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very difficult as we haven't got a road name, just an area. But our postman knows everybody by name.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't that the great thing about living in the country! But surely you must have a townland. Even close to Letterkenny, everyone uses townland names, unless they are in one of the post-1970s estates.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but its about 2 miles all round and others in that area, but our postie knows everyone
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness for postmen!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours is marvellous. When we moved here he asked our names and we've never looked back. If we go away he posts our post into next door so it saves it getting damp in the post box. And a real bonus is if I've got something to post he will take it for me. Which being used to UK posties refuse to do
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....and I thought we had the best postman in the world, but it sounds as if there are lots more fantastic ones out there !
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's amazing that Posties always seem to have the same name................Pat.

I wonder if it's a requirement of the job?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
It's amazing that Posties always seem to have the same name................Pat.

I wonder if it's a requirement of the job?

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Some of the City one's answer to "Prat"...near enough to "Pat" I suppose...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well ours is Richard so thats why hes so lovely
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could that be classified as no mans land Breezy?
If nobody wants you then don't pay it!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Could that be classified as no mans land Breezy?
If nobody wants you then don't pay it!!!
carrying out a duty.

They have never been slow to ask for my money, its just they don't wnat the responsibility of delivering a service if they think they can pawn it off on somebody else.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up on this one, my tuppence worth - We have lived here 16 years and it's only recently with the new super-dooper, problem solving Postcodes that our mail has started going to the wrong address. The worst culprit - the government! Rolling Eyes Nice when a total stranger gets your Tax/ Nat Ins letters!

Our lovely postie Martin lives next door and HE has the same problems. All his (courier delivered) post goes to the new house next door to the one ours goes to.

You know when it says 'message to deliverer', we put 'It's ROAD not Close and DO NOT USE GPS!!!!!!'

I think I'll go and lie down in a dark room for a while.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
Just picked up on this one, my tuppence worth - We have lived here 16 years and it's only recently with the new super-dooper, problem solving Postcodes that our mail has started going to the wrong address. The worst culprit - the government! Rolling Eyes Nice when a total stranger gets your Tax/ Nat Ins letters!

Our lovely postie Martin lives next door and HE has the same problems. All his (courier delivered) post goes to the new house next door to the one ours goes to.

You know when it says 'message to deliverer', we put 'It's ROAD not Close and DO NOT USE GPS!!!!!!'

I think I'll go and lie down in a dark room for a while.


We have no postcode. As we say, we know as our postie knows where we live. On saying that if we do anything that involves our address especially from UK the times we get told we can't send it as there's no postcode. The times we get told you won't receive it without a postcode. Well we've managed so far.
The times I have told them just put zero zero zero in the space for the postcode but the number of times I get told the computer says no. It makes me so angry
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