Hosur Post Box
Most Unhygnic Post Office.you may fall sick take care.If you want to send SPEED POST or REG POST to USA it is not accepted here as on ( 25-10-2011 )
Insert Letters Very Carefully Do not Touch Box - Bacteria on Box from Pani Poori walla.
Next Clearance ( When ) - Last 4:30 Clearance
Post Box as Old as it is and bottomless.
In service over 100 year old British Raj Post Box preserved by Taj West End Hotel,Bangalore.
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The Post Office of the local residential area is a place where I meet senior citizens who come with money to be deposited rather than take the money that was deposited in there hay days.When I tried to withdraw my money the man at the counter was pleading not to withdraw as it was my deposits and many others from whom deposits were taken was used to pay his salary.It may be a joke but it made sense to me and I did not withdraw.
I was looking for a Post Office on my way in west coast driving towards the sea coast but could not find one for miles through many villages and finally when I saw one I was thrilled to see the Red color and a board but the Post Office was closed for the day as the lone man managing had gone on leave to his native place.
When I visited Hosur I searched for a Post Office but could not see and when I asked my guide as to where is a post Office he said he was not aware of one but could find it the next day.He took me to a Post Office the next day and I had to get down from the car few distance from the Post Office as there was no PARKING zone near this holy Post Office.There was a bye pass in the stairs case steps which had more steps but less high so that those with knee joint pain and problem can claim the steps with ease.I asked for the PIN CODE for the area where I stayed and I was told that there was no seperate PIN CODE for my place but there was a seperate Post Office serving my place.
The Post Office that served my place was at a far more distance than the Post Office which was the mother Post Office to my Post Office.I went there and saw a board the size of a Car Number Plate and it was a car shed with a rolling shutter SHUT. I was told the man in charge was a Lady and she resided at a place away from the Post Office.I went there but she was on maternity leave and
her assistant had closed the Post Office and had gone to deliver mail.I told my driver to take me to the place where he was delivering the mail,my assumption was he would be walking but he was on his 2 wheeler and had gone to a place far away for us to chase.I managed to get his cell phone and finally met him.
Another funny thing was I saw a Post Box 100 years old at Taj West End Hotel in Bangalore right inside the hotel in service and maintained in shining Red Post Office Color with the insignia of the British Post on top of the Box in shining brass metal.
The pictures in this HUB tell the story of our Post Office,Neglected and Forgotten for the potential that it has not only as a revenue earner but as a job creater and server of our people with PRIDE.