Saturday, August 27, 2011

Icelandic Mail Carriers Turn Weight Lifters website reports the Icelandic postal service endured its hardest week of the year as Icelandic postmen and women became burdened with bags which  were twice as heavy than even Christmas week. 

The average weight of a postman/woman’s bag in Iceland is 44 lbs. It goes up to 88 lbs. around Christmas. But this week that figure jumped to 220 lb, average with some carriers with longest routes carrying as much as 660 lb. by the weekend.

The reason...the new IKEA catalogue is being delivered to every home in the country.

According to the report, "Unlike most unsolicited mail, the IKEA catalogue is generally well-received by householders; many of whom impatiently call Iceland Post to ask where their copy is."

IKEA, the Swedish furniture retail giant, has operated in Iceland since 1981.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM