Monday, July 16, 2007

My mail now has a home

The other day, after a week of waiting, the good people at Canada Post granted me a Post Office Box of my very own. For those who don't know, there are no real street addresses here. Having street names at all is fairly new to Nunavummiut. Buildings are referred to by their house number (which makes finding anything really hard). So, a P.O. Box is essential. For today's blog post, we take you on a trip to my P.O. Box.

Here's the front of the Post Office. Inside it's very nice, with clocks telling you the time in London, Iqaluit, and Los Angeles - you know, the important cities of the world. Inside, there's a nice red lobby filled with P.O. boxes. However, that's not where my P.O. box is.
To get to my P.O. Box, you need to go to the addition they built just for P.O. boxes around the side of the building. It is considerably less pleasant, but I guess when you're new to a frontier town, you should be happy to have a place for your mail at all.There it is! At last! My hard-earned Post Office Box! Isn't she beautiful? So what are you waiting for? Send me goodies to: P.O. Box 11033, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 1H0*.

*Oh, the 1H0 also marks me as a newcomer, as most people in town have an 0H0 postal code.

3 comments:

towniebastard said...

Huh...I didn't even know about the extention along the back. Makes sense, though. They were having six month waiting lists for awhile to try and get p.o. boxes. Six months of general delivery mail can be a pain in the ass...

Dooner said...

I guess I'd rather have a less luxurious P.O. box environment than have to wait 6 months for a P.O. Box. Wow!

J Consortium said...

Wow, Iqaluit seems mighty urban compared to Rankin! 11033?!?! That's a mighty big number. :P

--jaime