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Old 04-05-2016, 02:02 PM   #1079
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As to living there, I "live" in a box at the UPS store, just to out snob Scottsdale, , ,
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I live in a USPS box in Grand Junction because the guys who deliver mail in rain, snow or sleet, don't deliver it at all, ever, within 6 miles of my house in any weather in Glade Park. And I have to pay for the PO box for further insult. Does the Post Office want to argue?

I don't even own flip flops, but can borrow my wife's when I have to walk on gravel in a hot spring. Since my feet are bigger than hers, the torture strap that goes between my toes feels like, well, torture. But gravel on my old sensitive feet feels worse.

Obviously, life is very difficult between gravel, flip flops and the Post Office.

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Old 04-05-2016, 11:11 PM   #1080
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I live in a USPS box in Grand Junction because the guys who deliver mail in rain, snow or sleet, don't deliver it at all, ever, within 6 miles of my house in any weather in Glade Park. And I have to pay for the PO box for further insult. Does the Post Office want to argue?


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Hi, the Post Office doesn't deliver to your house because it is so far away from everything that nobody can find it. Garmin gave up and Tom Tom threw in the towel. You should be happy that they were able to find Grand Junction.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:05 AM   #1081
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Where I live in Estancia, NM USPS does not deliver to street addresses at all. Everything goes to your PO Box. UPS delivery is based on the post office. so when some one tries to send a package the address comes up as "not verified". Then there are the businesses who won't take an order if the address is a PO Box. Forget DSL. They take the package to the post office in Albuquerque and mail it to the street address which means of course it does not have the correct PO Box address and you don't get it. Somehow the USPS creed "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" does not apply and I have multiple arguments with someone on the other end who is incredulous there is someplace USPS won't deliver a package.I would love to have someone at UPS or USPS to argue with about this with but everybody passes the buck. So in Estancia we just argue with each other. I appreciate this vicarious opportunity to argue about something which won't get you punched in the nose. I think this is a neglected factor in "going postal".
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:35 AM   #1083
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Not only do I have drive into the big city to get mail, but the Post Office charges me $70 a year for the damn box (living in it is tough too—I have to wait on line to use the bathroom). They'll give me a box for free in the wrong direction and want me to drive 1,800 miles per year to a run down single wide trailer to get mail. And they are snooty about it too. The public shows great forbearance in not going "postal" even if the employees do. Sometimes packages go back and forth between Grand Junction post offices and eventually get found. I have figured out how to get Amazon to split orders so that some things get delivered to the house and some to the PO box instead of floating around the Post Office's arcane system.

But UPS and FedEx can find my house, Bob. They must have updated their navigation thingies. So take that!

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Old 04-07-2016, 03:12 PM   #1084
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I don't remember a lot, but THAT doesn't look at all like the stage at Woodstock.

And the genesis of the work hippie is not hypocrite.

You obviously weren't there or a part of the movement.

HEY!!!! I resemble that remark!!!!!

And I WAS THERE !!!!!!!


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Old 04-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #1085
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I was within 100 miles and that means I was there.

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That depends on whether you were high enough to see that far. 😏
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I wasn't at Woodstock.

I was at the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco many times in the 60's.

I have pictures to prove it.


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Woodstock??? Oh, you mean that Cord of firewood stacked over yonder...
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That un a real cord or one of them dinky 'face cords', y'all?


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I wasn't at Woodstock.

I was at the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco many times in the 60's.

I have pictures to prove it.


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No relation, but I do remember "Mr. Natural" just passing through and of course "Wonder Warthog".

Strange times, great music and a lot of "interesting" people on the street.

Then add in watching the first release movie '2001' in Cinerama on Market Street, dead center in the theatre right behind a bunch of folks smoking some pungent weed. Added a lot of ambience to the mind-blowing sequences in the film...😄


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. . . good ambience indeed!

I swear I saw The Checkered Demon masquerading as the cook at a truck stop in Gallup, New Mexico, on a cross-country trip back in the 70's. No kidding . . . the face, the black and white checkered pants . . . the attitude . . . you had to be there.

And no, I had not been drinking or using any recreational drugs! Just bookin' hard to get to the other coast.

The Zap artists often based their characters on real people, and did not make much of an effort to mask the corresponding comic character's faults and foibles. The facial resemblances were often startling in fact.

Actually, the people portrayed in a less-than-complimentary light probably took it as a badge of honor -- to be represented as weird and flawed -- during the turbulent late 60's and early 70's. [names and dates redacted . . . ]

Strange times indeed . . .


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