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Merci by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing

January 6th, 2010 8:10 AM / Location: 41.971106,-87.70248

INSTRUCTIONS: Whilst in Scotland, I couldn't help but notice that along the roadway, there were signs posted, simply saying, "Thank You". These signs were as regular as stop signs, or speed limit signs.
I asked my grandfather,"why are there Thank You signs posted?"
He replied,"Well, it's thanking us for driving safely. Also, if you can't read the sign, you're driving too fast."
He may have been telling the truth, but I preferred to interpret the sign at face value, like a bumper sticker that says, "Don't be a jerk." Just "Thank You".

Make a Thank You sign, and post it appropriately.
Thank you.


Under cover of darkness, at approximately 16:35 CST 01/05/10, I enacted my my first sfØ task, Merci. The following is a reconnaissance photo of my mailman, a delightful fellow of Germanic heritage.


The photo is rather horrible in itself, as it was taken from three floors above, in the dark, without the assistance of flash, lest I alert this public servant of my presence. That squiggly white thing center right is his flashlight, which he uses to guide his way on these early evenings of nightfall. In the bottom left corner is the back end of his mail vehicle.

As he headed eastward, I made my move to street level.

(Target as seen in the daylights. A relay mailbox.)

I wasting no time, I applied my message to his deposit box.


Letters cut out of butter, on green mailbox.


He appears to have gotten my message, as I receive a present from him the next day:


The End


- smaller


(Prep from my failed first attempt...)


two days later...

17 vote(s)



5 comment(s)

(no subject) +1
posted by Juliette on January 6th, 2010 5:54 PM

Dare I ask... why butter? Did you just have an excess lying around? Does the mailman really, really like butter?

(no subject) +1
posted by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing on January 6th, 2010 9:32 PM

I really like butter-color on green. Mostly that, I guess. I read the task and just immediately went to the fridge.

I'm voting for this
posted by Greta Heiss on April 6th, 2010 3:43 PM

purely to piss off Dan.


(no subject)
posted by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing on April 8th, 2010 8:26 AM

I'm not sure how that would work exactly, but thanks anyway . . .

The Big Red X
posted by SF0 Daemon on April 12th, 2011 9:35 AM

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