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Tasks / Distract The Mailman

Distract the mailman.

1 to 50 players
30 points
Level 1

Terms: postman, mailman, mail, perfect_task, returnoftherevengetwoelectricboogaloo

22 completed :: 58 in progress
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posted by Ink Tea on June 7th, 2006 7:17 AM

This is the Best Task Yet. And the Best Task Description, too.

Something tells me...
posted by Jason 7au on June 7th, 2006 11:48 AM

...that they only added this task so they could use this illustration. :)

posted by Aaron on June 21st, 2006 1:42 PM

Now every time I see a mail carrier I freeze and ask myself, "what could I do.......!" Thanks SFZero.

posted by Aaron on July 18th, 2006 6:41 PM

Don't use snakes.

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posted by Myrna Minx on March 15th, 2009 3:05 AM

The return of this task makes me fall in love with SF0 all over again..

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posted by Ink Tea on April 3rd, 2009 10:56 AM


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posted by Bryce on March 23rd, 2009 6:06 PM

Tried to this today...didn't work very well. He didn't seem very surprised when two teenagers started flinging themselves down the street next to him, one of them wearing a plaid suit.

Well, try, try again. It would have been a lame completion anyhow.

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posted by teucer on March 23rd, 2009 6:50 PM

Clearly he knows your family far too well.

sick em'!
posted by bgfinewmn on March 25th, 2009 6:03 PM

it would be perfect if someone could get their dog to bite his butt.. just enough to rip his pants and show his smiley face boxers..

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posted by The Hammer on July 19th, 2009 8:53 PM

The dog somehow coming away with smiley face material in it's mouth? It really has never made sense to me how that worked. Was the mailman wearing pants lined with the same fabric as was used to create his undergarments?


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Distract the Mailman by Cthulhu Kitty January 9th, 2007 7:23 AM

OK, this was actually, in many ways quite easy. Though perhaps a mite dangerous... In my case the mailman is also the supply guy. So I just waited until he brought in the mail to sort and then requested a vital missing computer part. I was sure that...

30 + 145 points :: 4 comments :: 33 votes

I distracted my mailman by buying him donuts. and then talking to him for half an hour. Roland, the mailman, has been a mailman for 37 years! he has been to india and peru, his favorite bumper sticker is "nobody died when clinton lied", and he seems ...

30 + 42 points :: 8 comments :: 14 votes
Distract the Mailman by Juniper May 4th, 2009 9:48 AM

I really enjoy putting fake names into web forms and sign-up sheets, knowing that eventually someone will sell my name and address. I like to wait and see when these names come back to me. When I lived in a building with a real mailman who would br...

30 + 24 points :: 2 comments :: 7 votes
Distract the Mailman by rahan September 14th, 2012 2:28 PM

here's the plan : find a missing address somewhere. Make a maze-path to this address. Loose the mailman. plan B : write to the mailman and have him reply and correspond. plan C : disguise in mailman costume and argue with the mailman about who's st...

30 + 22 points :: 4 comments :: 6 votes
Distract the Mailman by joshua harrington October 3rd, 2010 10:58 AM

this was so much fun to do. i was at Tullys when 3 mailmen walked in and got coffee. i spent a good 10 minutes talking to them. I asked about their routes, how long they worked for usps, and about the changes since they started. They were constantly ...

30 + 17 points :: 2 comments :: 4 votes
Distract the Mailman by ThaJinx March 13th, 2007 6:16 PM

I went into work to open today, and on the way passed our UPS deliveryman, who had left a sticker on our door instead of delivering, probably because we were still closed at the time. I didn't really pay it much mind and figured that one of my bosses...

30 + 17 points :: 4 comments :: 4 votes

This is the Mailman looking at the Signature I wrote on a Thing he Asked me to Sign "907 315 **** call me ;)" He looked up as I was taking the picture (Probably thinks I'm stalking him...) and Sped off so Its kinda unfocused (:

30 + 16 points :: 1 comment :: 6 votes

This task was very straightforward. I saw the mailman leaving the street, grabbed my unicorn and my camera, and headed out to distract him. It turns out he had left the street and was preparing to drive his truck/van/vehicle away, but I caught him ju...

30 + 16 points :: 0 comments :: 6 votes
Distract the Mailman by Gadget July 11th, 2006 5:09 PM

For the last few days, Loya and I have been bickering about who is going to help who with this task. We've both been anxious to catch the mailman at just the right time. I've scoped out his route on several occasions and I've been referring to this...

30 + 12 points :: 2 comments :: 3 votes
Distract the Mailman by [BLANK_NAME] September 28th, 2006 2:58 PM

I completed this task in collaboration with Carnell, one of my neighbors. I was walking home and noticed Carnell (at this point known only to me as the old guy in the red sweater) in conversation with a mailman, and I decided to go help out. I initia...

30 + 10 points :: 3 comments :: 2 votes
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