Talk:Ankh-Morpork Post Office
Re: the edit of 24 Mar.
Apart from the problem of the missing article, we need an explanation of the edit in general. Was it then Capt. Vimes who said it? They're the only Guard Captains we know, in this generation. Why not say who he was? --Old Dickens 22:57, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
A definite comparison can be drawn between AM's Royal Mail and the UK's I think. In recent years we have seen massive increases in stamp prices, a removal of the 2nd delivery service, as well as an increase in the time it actually takes to deliver the mail. Speaking as a retired postman's son I can honestly say that Groat and Stanley would have fit right into any major sorting office in the 70s and 80s without making a ripple. After all, anyone who actually wants to get up at 4am rain or shine and risk various appendages to dogs, cats, frostbite and sunburn is going to be a little strange. --Megahurts 11:03, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Life imitates Art
Those British Royal Mail stamps featuring Pratchett characters:-
For those who prefer j.K. Rowling, her creation is similarly honoured, but nothing to concern ourselves with here.
I can't find mention on this page or in the search of the motto outside the main post office: "Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Gloom Of Night Can Stay These Messengers About Their Duty."
From a little Googling it seems this phrase links back to something said by Herodotus around 500BC about the Persian mounted postal couriers: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
It seems this motto then became associated with the US Postal Service when an architect thought it might be a nice addition to be carved around the New York City General Post Office - it's not their official motto though apparently. (Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/50/messages/267.html)
Must admit all this sprang to mind because I've been watching M*A*S*H and in "Lt. Radar O'Reilly" Radar, while delivering the mail, says "You know how the mail is. It doesn't wait for hail or sleet or rain or bad spark plugs or whatever."
Is it the Blind Letter Office or the Dead Letter Office? I'm reading Making Money and it's called the Blind Letter Office.