Thursday, March 5, 2009


I was mailing a package at the post office today. As I was waiting in line I heard a rooster crowing. About every 20-30 seconds. My first thought was, "wow that's a unique ringtone."

As a postal worker waved me up to the counter, I heard the rooster crow again and realized the sound was coming from somewhere behind her. After another cock-a-doodle-do, I asked, "is that a real rooster?" She rolled her eyes and said "yes." I asked, "is it in a crate?" "Yes. Someone mailed the rooster and we've been listening to it crow ALL morning! We're waiting for someone to come pick it up!" And about that time, the rooster crowed again.

How funny is that? Mailing a chicken USPS. United States Postal Service didn't chicken out.

The rooster was going "POSTAL." The postal workers were about to go postal on the rooster.
Every time I mail a package, I am asked, "is there anything perishable, breakable or hazardous in the package?" I wonder what the answer was for the rooster.


Turner said...

A couple in our church just had 24 hens and one rooster mailed to them. They were fully grown and had started laying eggs.

rollingaround-puzzled1 said...

Well, I'll be cock-a-doodle-do'd! I didn't even know that you could do that. My grandkids brought a turtle from Pascagoula, MS. they rescued it from Katrina. He misses his homeland.

Earl Thornton said...

Just think Lynne, now you can mail the turtle back!!!
Just put a stamp on his little shell and away he goes!