There was an election issue relevant to our island last year and a local politician was available for questions on a radio talk show. Islanders could call in…
Woman answering phones at the talk show: Hello caller, welcome to the program. Before I take your question. What’s your postal code?
Islander: I don’t have one.
Woman: We are only taking questions from property owning islanders.
Islander: Right, I own my island property.
Woman: Excellent, then what is the postal code?
Islander: I don’t have one I live on an island.
Woman: But you must have a postal code.
Woman: Well I am sorry but we can’t take your question about this matter that affects your island unless you have a postal code. Thank you… click
First question asked by new residents. What is our postal code? Simple answer is we do not have one. No postal service, no postal code. The only postal code we have is the one attached to our post office box. Each permanent resident gets a free post office box at the postal station of their choosing but no postal code.
As explained to me in drivers ed, the reason the address must be correct on a drivers license is for notification of kin in case of an accident. The officer takes the license.. As a side note that is why organ donation stickers on licenses didn’t work because the license inevitably wasn’t with the patient.
The address on my license is pure nonsense. After a great length of time at the DMV it was the only format the computer would accept. But if we are ever in an accident the police will be looking a very long time for a non existent street near my postal station.
The police can take it up with the computer.
Normally, I could care less that I have no postal code or service. But we are waiting for a part to arrive for the generator and the only way to know if it’s there is a trip by boat to town. It was supposed to be mailed from Richmond last Tuesday and it wasn’t at the post office today. E will try again on Wednesday. Fortunately we had bright sunshine all day so the batteries got a charge and I was able to get some laundry done.
When inconvenienced by no postal service I am reminded of what the late great Butch Cassidy probably never said. Having no postal code helps us stay one step ahead
of the law