Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Bus-mounted mailbox

For more efficient collections.
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Buses follow predictable routes at predictable times.

The drivers who collect mail from fixed mailboxes do the same thing.

Why not mount a mailbox in the side of a bus ? The bus passes fixed points at known times. When it returns to the depot, its mail can be automatically unloaded and fed into the postal system.

In this way the latest postal collection would automatically be the time of the last bus to pass any particular point.

This service would supplement, not entirely supersede, existing fixed mail boxes. But it might cut down on the number of boxes needed and ensure more efficient deliveries.

8th of 7, Oct 18 2009

Royal Mail Post Bus http://postalherita...vingthemail/postbus
Includes Daleks [pocmloc, Oct 18 2009]

Fries for 8th of 7 Supermarket_20Trolley
[goldbb, Oct 19 2009]


       and if you don't live on a bus-route ? [-]
FlyingToaster, Oct 18 2009

       Then get a taxi to one of the stops. Duh!
kaz, Oct 18 2009

       I think [bigsleep]'s link should be developed further - after all, who wants to wait for a bus just to post a letter?
The bus should collect the postbox from the bus stop post, and afix a new empty one.
Boxes would be stored on a bandolier.
coprocephalous, Oct 19 2009

       Do you want fries with that, [IT] ?
8th of 7, Oct 19 2009

       Don't be silly 8/7, a french fry bus would be redundant, since you could get fries on the Supermarket Trolley.
goldbb, Oct 19 2009

       It's a bit too practical for me, but have this crumb anyway [+]
xenzag, Oct 19 2009


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