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Will this get delivered? One man is testing An Post's problem-solving skills

Your move, postal service.

ONE MAN WANTS to see just how far An Post will go to deliver a piece of mail.

By sending the most weird and wonderful post and seeing if it will be delivered, David Curran is documenting his experiment on his Tumblr blog aptly called ‘Me Versus An Post’.

The challenge sees envelopes with the addresses written in the most obscure way being popped into a post box.

Will An Post deliver it? They’ve only failed on a few occasions.

You have to see it to understand the full extent of what is ensuing between one man and the postal service.

Letter with the the address using wheel mechanism. 

post 1

“This week I am annoying an post with addresses hidden using popup book mechanisms. Delivered the next morning. Which is quicker than normal post.”

post 2

The challenge escalates. This is good. A jigsaw puzzle address.

post 4

Did it make it?

post 5

post 6

“Delivered with a polite note explaining why they opened it. That is horribly impressive.”

What about a crossword puzzle?

post 7

post 8

Yes, the postman delivered the crossword puzzle one too!

So, where did the idea come from? Curran told TheJournal.ie said he saw this website on postal experiments and thought he would give it a go.

"I think it is amazing how people will try and figure this stuff out," he said.

Are there any that An Post has not managed to deliver?

Curran said the two below were no shows.

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post 10

We think the postmen and postwomen of Ireland probably love the challenge.

"I hope they do," said Curran.

What next?

"I've made one from a sliding title puzzle but I'll give them a break for a while."

Your move An Post. Your move.

All images courtesy of Me Versus An Post Tumbler

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