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Thu May 19, 2016, 02:04 PM

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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Recursion May 2016 OP
pinboy3niner May 2016 #1
Thor_MN May 2016 #2
denbot May 2016 #3
whistler162 May 2016 #4
malthaussen May 2016 #5

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Thu May 19, 2016, 02:14 PM

1. In my day, Mom always packed the cookies in popcorn

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

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Thu May 19, 2016, 11:37 PM

2. I believe the Central Elephant is a dark site near Atlanta.

 

All mail is shipped though there for efficient stomping.

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Fri May 20, 2016, 03:02 AM

3. I'd received chocolate chip cookies powered so fine I had to stop myself from snorting them.

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

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Fri May 20, 2016, 04:32 AM

4. In my brothers day it was quite large

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

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Fri May 20, 2016, 08:58 AM

5. Well, you're in India, yeah?

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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