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Subject: LOL OTTAWA
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:09:26 EDT
Wait a minute Mr Postman, watch your step
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's post office is threatening to stop mail
deliveries to a woman in Ottawa because her doorstep is 10 centimetres (three
inches) too high, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Christine Charbonneau said that when she went to check her mail last Friday
she found a Canada Post employee measuring her front doorstep. He told her it
was 30 cm high, 10 cm more than the maximum limit specified by building
"I said it was ridiculous to say that the step is too high ... Nobody else
has complained," the Citizen quoted Charbonneau as saying, adding that her
elderly mother-in-law and people delivering newspapers had no trouble making it
to the front door.
A Canada Post spokeswoman told the newspaper that Charbonneau had to reduce
the size of the step to 20 cm or move her mailbox. Charbonneau dismissed the
demands as outrageous.