[on topic] Beer
adrianh at quietstars.com
Tue Aug 14 15:02:43 BST 2007
On 14 Aug 2007, at 14:12, Ash Berlin wrote:
> Adrian Howard wrote:
>> On 13 Aug 2007, at 18:26, Daniel Barlow wrote:
>>> Peter Corlett wrote:
>>>> Although, being human, they're more likely to just assume that
>>>> properties are sanely-numbered across the length of a street,
>>>> causing much misdelivered mail when that assumption doesn't hold.
>>> My flat is numbered 2B. I would guess that up to half my mail is
>>> misdelivered to 2A or 28
>> I once lived in flat 03 - where the leading zero was significant
>> since there was also a flat 3 in the same building!
>> The number of arguments I had with utility companies who
>> automagically normalised my address to 3 was silly (until some clever
>> sod pointed out I just needed to tell them it was "O3" not "03"...
> What the hell was wrong with 3a like everyone else would do?
God knows. I think is was some bizarro historical thing from when the
place used to be two separate houses.
I was actually another "3" in the block ("Penthouse 3" or something)
but that, thankfully, didn't seem to cause many problems.
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