Thursday, February 7, 2013

Let's Play Post Office!

Has everyone heard that the US Post office is probably going to stop Saturday mail delivery?  


What? That's outrageous. Where do I email my complaint to
demand they keep bringing that stuff right to my house?

That news coupled with Valentine's Day looming large on the horizon got Helen thinking about playing post office.


Is she thinking about Bob or is THAT Bob? Just another thing that occupy's Helen's mind.

Actually I have never played Post Office so you know where I went?

Off to the store so you could lay around eating ice cream
because you don't know anything about the subject of your own post?
(Pink Saturday, anyone?) 

No, off to Google! Where I can learn about this 'kid's kissing game' from the 40s and 50s...  wait, kids kissing?


Okay, I am not saying it was a simpler time but, a $3.95 white shirt was a sexy Valentine's gift .

Apparently here's how it goes: Boys in one room. Girls in the other. One at a time the boys go into the girls' room and everyone kisses the boy. When all the boys have been kissed you switch and one by one the girls go into the boys' room and get kissed. 

Is it a sign of age that all I can think of is all the germs being spread with all that kissing?

Not sure why all this smooching would be called Post Office, but one article said you were supposed to be the mailman asking for payment for a special delivery.


I haven't sent a Valentine in years but I do wish people still gave dork-tacular cards like these, don't you?

No word on if you will still be able to play Post Office on Saturdays but Helen suspects nobody has played it in a long time anyway. The closest thing Helen ever experiences is when we get together and all the men go into one room (the one with the TV) and the women in another (where ever they keep the wine) 

You don't think the girls were expecting something bigger than basketball and beernuts for Valentine's Day, do you?

and the only special deliveries going on are women filling up their mental in-boxes  with messages for the men that those men are going to delete unread!

Happy Weekend!



38 comments:


  1. I am sure there will be a lot of hoop laaaa before Saturday mail delivery stops

    I would love to play post office LOL at my age all the senior men in one room and all the senior ladies in another, LOL

    I still try to send a few Valentine cards to distant family, love the vintage ones

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    1. But once all the senior men and women went into their rooms they'd forget what they went in there for!

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  2. Haha - loved those - the ice cream especially. sandie

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    1. That ice cream looks so pretty. I don't think I could eat it.

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  3. I guess I prefer the kids playing Post Office to playing Doctor??? Not sure how I feel about no Saturday mail, but I think I'll adjust:@)

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    1. I'm not worried. One less day to get bills and junks! LOL on the Doctor.

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  4. I still wonder why they call it "Post Office". Just sounds like a lot of sloppy seconds to me.

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    1. ME too! I thought it would have been more complicated than that.

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  5. Ice Cream!

    Funny, that's not how we played Post Office. Ah well.

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    1. WHAT? NOW I want to know how you played it! Every page I looked at (Wiki, Yahoo, Ask) gave this as how you play. Now my brain is going to itch trying to think how else to play.

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  6. I wanna corny Valentine's card waaaaaaaaaaaah!!!! I'll settle for Hokey Pokey ice cream and yes, that's an actual flavour invented by the Kiwi's (NZ'rs). Sounds like a VERY dodgy kissing game actually ;) xoxo

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  7. I actually preferred Spin the Bottle. Games of chance have always excited me. ;)

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    1. LOL! We used to play a church youth group game of Spin the Bottle - you had to hug the person it landed on.

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  8. Hello Helen:
    Well, it seems to us that the 'kissing' game could well get out of hand. Is there an age limit before one is allowed to play?

    Saturday post? We barely have a service here operating from Monday to Friday!!

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    1. Helen lives in the country and through the mail carrier comes along our road everyday, the mail service is iffy at best here. So we won't even notice. I agree - these days if kids played this game someone would file a lawsuit!

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  9. ha ha ha ha that has made me laugh out loud especially the ending about the women in the room with the wine ;-) Sounds like an interesting game though. dee x

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    1. That's probably how the expression Wine, women and song began!

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  10. Only Helen could have such a special take on such matters! But you are spoilt having Saturday mail all the time, we only have it in December.

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    1. We usually just get junk and bills so I don't mind.

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  11. OK...you and I were rowing the same boat with the same clueless paddle! I didn't know what Post Office was, either!!! It's still a little confusing...kind of like the U.S.P.S., but different. Hmmmm...I missed out on a lot! Have a good weekend! :-)

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    1. LOL - I remember hearing jokes in old movies and TV shows about playing post office but never knew what it was.

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  12. I looked forward to getting valentines from the boys when growing up, but do not recall smooching. That came a little later. The post office will stop Saturday mail in August. I love going to the mail box, but guess I will survive one day.

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    1. We used to count up to see who got the most Valentines - but most parents were kind enough to tell their kids to give one to every other child in the class.

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  13. I remember, but I forgot! Ha that is a blast from the past. I do think it had something to do with kissing, and kids. Uhhh. You had me in stitches trying to read this post. You crack me up. You are good for Fridays! Thanks and Happy Pink..........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  14. You always make me smile...I LOVE your posts!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day! xo Tami

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  15. Never played post office but I remember playing spin the bottle a few times. OH and 30 seconds in heaven... at least I think that's what it was called. You know the game where the girl and boy go into the closet while the others time 30 seconds.... *hahahah* But I am pretty sure every time I played it.... we added a additional 30 seconds... but 1 minute in heaven sounds stupid!

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    1. LOL - I guess kids will always find a way to steal a kiss. I wonder what they play now that everyone is always texting each other?

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  16. Forgot about postoffice .Fun to remember old things.
    Happy PS
    Laura

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  17. I wouldn't mind or miss Saturday deliveries as it is the day where they pile junks in our mailbox lol.

    Pink & Black Stilettos
    Your comment is always appreciated!

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  18. What a delightful post - it sure made me smile! I'm finding that the biggest complaint I'm having about no Saturday deliveries is calculating when to mail things. And then there's the whole "Should I pay for two-day delivery if Saturday can't be counted now?" issue. I blame e-mail and Facebook - even though I use them both regularly. (sheepish grin)
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Robin

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    1. Me too - I used to watch for the mail to arrive but now I just check my phone for messages/emails/texts.

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  19. Well, I am thinking that the reason they are stopping Saturday mail delivery from MY post office is that no one WANTS to play post office with them! ANY of them! Actually, I was in our main post office on Friday, and asked them about this (not playing post office, but why they don't want to "deliver the goods" on a Saturday). The post lady behind the counter rolled her eyes and laughed, like she thought I was playing the "telephone game". She indicated it would be a long time coming.

    AND, I ran across Valentines JUST like that, at Barnes and Noble last week, but since I can't play post office anymore, I let them be. They were adorable, though! Thanks for a fine laugh to start off my week, Helen - Signed, sealed, delivered - Tanya

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    1. Those are repro Valentines so not surprised you found them. Had em for about 5 years and never wanted to send them to anyone. Yes, it's true, I'm the non-mailer who is bringing down the post office.

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