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    Animal prevents delivery of my new pipe today

    This is the best that I've yet read when it comes to lame or unexplainable excuses. From the USPS tracking page, verbatim:

    December 27, 2017, 11:21 am
    Delivery Exception, Animal Interference
    We were unable to attempt delivery of your item on December 27, 2017 at 11:21 am due to interference by an animal. Your item will go out for delivery on the next business day as conditions permit.


    I live in a gated condo community where pets are not allowed. Now I'm wondering.... was it a Burmese python, an escaped zoo simian, a feral puddy tat, a stray dog.... which one of these?

    Or perhaps the overseas mailing description of the contents "smoking pipe" required a longer sojourn and inspection at the post office, and "interference by an animal" was the best pretext Big Brother and Big Sister could find for the resulting delay? Who knows. I hope that I get it tomorrow.

    It's a Charatan's Make Belvedere. (Seller's photo."

    Charatan's Make Belvedere 30120 Late Rueben Era 1955 to 1961.jpg
    je ne suis pas un fumeur de pipe.

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    That has to be the most lame excuse I've yet read; unless we're talking of a rogue elephant bull, or the drummer from 'The Muppet Show'.

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    Rabid armadillo?
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    Yesterday, I found a note in my mailbox that a package was not delivered because there was no one to accept it. Wrong. I was home when the mail ran, working at the window with a full view of the mailbox. I saw the truck pull up and the carrier never got out. I had to go down to the PO to pick up the package this morning. I put the blame on a post-Christmas hangover.
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    Congrats on a very sweet Charatan, Ed! Check that pipe out when you get it because it may have been taken for a test drive at the post office.
    Last edited by coalsmoke; 12-27-2017 at 20:49.
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    After all of the statistics and reports are finished with, I've come to the conclusion that the only real danger of smoking a pipe is being interrupted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    That has to be the most lame excuse I've yet read; unless we're talking of a rogue elephant bull, or the drummer from 'The Muppet Show'.

    Or the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail! Run away, run away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    Yesterday, I found a note in my mailbox that a package was not delivered because there was no one to accept it. Wrong. I was home when the mail ran, working at the window with a full view of the mailbox. I saw the truck pull up and the carrier never got out. I had to go down to the PO to pick up the package this morning. I put the blame on a post-Christmas hangover.
    They do that frequently to me, but I always complain to the USPS and then they deliver it really fast. After a while they forget and do it again. And then I do it again, and get them to re-deliver. No retreat, no surrender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Congrats on a very sweet Charatan, Ed! Check that pipe out when you get it because it may have been taken for a test drive at the post office.
    Could be. The last time I got from overseas also got to me late and had a hole on the side. Fortunately, the wise sender had encased it inside a microwaveable container complete with snap top and it wasn't damaged. They probably stuck a fiber optic eye into it to snoop the contents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbass View Post
    Rabid armadillo?
    ...or an armedillo..?

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