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The Letter That Wouldn’t Go Away

I blogged a few days back about how letters without postage still get delivered and urged blog readers to carry out some field experiments on the subject.

It turns out that blog reader Aaron — who wants his last name withheld (you know how ruthless the Canadian Postal Service can be) — had run a somewhat different experiment in the past.

While working at the Canadian Post Office he became obsessed with undeliverable mail. According to the official guidelines, there was an undeliverable mail office. He yearned to find out more about it.

So he sent off a letter (with no stamp) addressed to his own home with the same address as the return address. The rest of the story, which eventually leads to Portugal, Qatar, and Cuba, is told in his own words on Flickr.