Sunday, February 17, 2008
The Lost Postcard Rescue Department
Not long ago, people around the country began receiving unusual postcards. Each had been written by a friend or family member of the recipient. The only problem? Many of the people who'd penned the notes had been dead for decades.
A little detective work determined that the cards had not been sent from beyond the grave. Instead, each had been mailed decades earlier, only to be lost by the postal service. When they finally arrived at their destination, they were enclosed in a plain envelope that bore a one-line return address: The Lost Postcard Rescue Department.
But here's the kicker. According to the US Postal Service, there's no such thing as The Lost Postcard Rescue Department. Not only that, but in the intervening years, several of the recipients' names and addresses had changed.
Who is behind the mysterious LPRD? I have only one theory . . .
(The first person to figure this out gets a free t-shirt.)