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    Do you know your address?

    That sounds like a silly question, doesn't it?

    But you'd be surprised how many people, when putting in their mailing address, ignore the postal rules for addresses.

    Did you know that the Post Office, and other delivery services use the two-letter abbreviation for your state? Even for Canada?

    Yet, how many of you are putting "New York" or "Mississippi" as your mailing address?

    Things run by computer... You don't have 'people' sorting things anymore. Yes, computers should be smart enough to figure it out, but shouldn't the person 'giving' the address also be smart enough to 'Know their address' ???

    Postal Address Standards from US Postal Service:
    http://pe.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/pubs/Pub28/pub28.pdf


    If you are not sure of your address, ask an adult.
    Brian Shea
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    same for email

    While on 'address issues', let me mention email addresses.

    Hey, you, on AOL. Did you know that your email address is not just 'Sam34523' ???

    That's right. Your username on the AOL service might be Sam34523, but your email address for the rest of the world is sam34523@aol.com

    You see how that works? You are sam34523 AT AOL

    and don't forget the .com

    I know this sounds silly, but it's pretty amazing how many people do this. And a geek like me knows automatically to put aol.com at the end of the dopey usernames, but computers are not that smart.

    Know your address.

    note: the sam34523 address is completely made up
    Brian Shea
    Co-Director of Fallen Brothers Foundation
    (foundation charity dissolved 2006)

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