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"Tell me again, Dad, how you started in the mailroom."
"Some calls came in while you were out, Miss LaVie."
"I'm sorry. When I told everybody that we started in the mailroom together, I didn't realize you were still there."
'Then, at 4:15, you wake up, realize this was all a dream, and go back to sorting mail.'
"Before rising all the way to the executive suite, the fire had its modest start in the company mailroom."
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'What do you mean our mailroom has gone public?'
"You've got to compress it because my email account is limited to 3MB."
"You do realize that without spell check you'd be back in the mailroom."
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"I don't care if you are the Immediate Gratification Generation. Get out of my chair and back to the mailroom."
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"I've solved the problems by firing a part time employee in the mail room."
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'Lucky you! You get plenty of exercise working. I have to go to the spa.'
'You say here you're eager to 'push the envelope.' Great! We'll place you in the mail room.'
'The complaint forms for slow mail delivery haven't arrived yet.'
The Prince of Mails
'That looks like an unauthorized ride on the mail cart.'
Postman frying a parcel marked 'handle like eggs'.
That's our accounts department.
Ministry of Defence: IN and OUT trays
"You went here instead of the maternity ward. Fortunately, we experts in delivery too!"
"I know it's fifty-five cents to mail, young man. How much to get it delivered?"