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Recursion

(56,582 posts)
Thu May 19, 2016, 03:04 PM May 2016

For anybody who's been deployed: does every APO/FPO mailroom have its own individual elephant?

Or do they have a central elephant stable that they send all packages to for the elephants to walk on? Clearly there is a stage in the package delivery process that includes "make sure an elephant walks on it", but I can't figure out the logistics here.

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For anybody who's been deployed: does every APO/FPO mailroom have its own individual elephant? (Original Post) Recursion May 2016 OP
In my day, Mom always packed the cookies in popcorn pinboy3niner May 2016 #1
I believe the Central Elephant is a dark site near Atlanta. Thor_MN May 2016 #2
I'd received chocolate chip cookies powered so fine I had to stop myself from snorting them. denbot May 2016 #3
In my brothers day it was quite large whistler162 May 2016 #4
Well, you're in India, yeah? malthaussen May 2016 #5

pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)
1. In my day, Mom always packed the cookies in popcorn
Thu May 19, 2016, 03:14 PM
May 2016

Shipped all the way to Vietnam, elephant-proof! It was the precursor of bubble wrap.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
2. I believe the Central Elephant is a dark site near Atlanta.
Fri May 20, 2016, 12:37 AM
May 2016

All mail is shipped though there for efficient stomping.

denbot

(9,904 posts)
3. I'd received chocolate chip cookies powered so fine I had to stop myself from snorting them.
Fri May 20, 2016, 04:02 AM
May 2016

I wonder if they were able to stuff an elephant in our little ship's (DD-G) mailroom/shipstores.

 

whistler162

(11,155 posts)
4. In my brothers day it was quite large
Fri May 20, 2016, 05:32 AM
May 2016

since it stomped on a VW bug he was bringing back from Iceland.

malthaussen

(17,420 posts)
5. Well, you're in India, yeah?
Fri May 20, 2016, 09:58 AM
May 2016

Lots of elephants there.

The worst story in this regard I ever heard was the guy in Italy during WWII who received two sealed bottles of fine scotch... full of water. Think about it, some bastard not only stole the whisky, but made a special effort to fill the bottles and re-seal them so some schmuck on the front lines could know he'd been done out of it.

-- Mal

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