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This man is still testing An Post and they're coming up trumps

An Post managed to deliver knitted post. Knitted post?

THE MAN WHO has been testing out Ireland’s postal workers’ puzzle-solving skills is still going and An Post is coming up trumps.

In June we brought you the story of David Curran, a man who decided he wanted to see just how far An Post would go to deliver a piece of mail.

He has sent envelopes with the addresses using pop-up book mechanisms, jigsaw puzzles and even mirrored writing, and almost every time they have managed to drop it through the correct letterbox.

The challenge has gone up a gear, with An Post now delivering knitted post.

What’s knitted post? This is knitted post:

scarf 1 Source: Me Versus An Post

scarf 2 Source: Me Versus An Post

With the help of  Tangentmonger, who has a project called the TwitterKnitter, which knits out people’s tweets, the scarf above was made.

scarf 3 Source: Me Versus An Post

So did it get delivered?

Why of course, the men and women of An Post wouldn’t let us down.

“The address scarf arrived today the day after she posted it. I really enjoyed this one,” Curran wrote on his blog.

He said another similar scarf has been made and he is expecting it imminently. (If An Post deliver.)

Curran has been trying new things, such as sending a piece of cardboard.


“ I tried to see if An Post would deliver nothing but the absence of an address. I cut out the letters in a piece of cardboard. An Post delivered.”

However, An Post aren’t the only postal service to have acquired these particular set of skills.

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The Royal Mail also have some savvy problem solvers across the sea.

Curran’s friends sent him a letter using Nato phonetic alphabet. The Royal Mail managed to write out the correct address on the envelope.


An Post has taken the challenge in its stride, with a spokesperson telling TheJournal.ie that it faces challenges (not exactly like this) almost everyday where people write either illegible, incorrect or vague addresses on post.

It called Curran a “postal champion” but said it encourages people not take chances and ensure a clear, legible and correct address is on every piece of mail.

What next? Any good ideas?

Read: An Post says man sending ‘puzzle’ mail is ‘a postal champion’>

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