Monday, 16 June 2008

USA & France: Separated at birth: Exhibit 2

This one I call: The "Mailbox".

Which also comes with a way to tell if you've got mail.

Typing 'Mailbox' instead of 'Postbox' reminds me of a scene from my time working in the US.

ME: (TO DEPARTMENT SECRETARY & OTHERS NEAR HER DESK) Where can I post a letter around here?


ME: I've got some post to send.


ME: (SHOWING LETTER) Where do I take this?

SEC & OTHERS: (BRIGHTENING) Oh. The Post Office.


alphamum said...

Not quite as stylish as those US versions. . . . .

For more yurt related angst, take a look at this (from the BBC news site, 17th June)

Alphamum said...

What makes me laugh is that the people who are objecting to the yurt say that it ruins the view - yet they have a rusting tractor parked outside their house!

I have to say, though, that I have relatives that live in Weardale (not Wierd-ale, although sometimes I wonder . . .) and it is one of the most picturesque countryside I've been to. . . . . but yurts are probably a bit too cutting edge for the way of life there . . . .

devolutionary said...

I love that they found the most hippified yurt-goer to lock it up in the end clip. Just in case we missed the "New Age" reference.