That was freaky for a while
In normal times, the reception of a piece of junk mail from my alma mater, the University of North Carolina, wouldn’t be worth a blog entry. That is, until I realized that it was sent to my home address in Pierrefonds but that I had received it at my workplace.
Could it be that Post Canada, a crown corporation, knows that I work in a federal institute? What else do they know about me? Why go through all of that effort for a piece of junk mail?
After shaking my head for a couple of minutes, I realized that they used my home address but that the postal code came from my work address (makes it hard to believe that I have a Ph.D.). A quick visit to the Canada Post web page confirmed that our building is big enough to warrant its own postal code. From now on, I’ll simply write my work address as Andre Nantel, H4P 2R2, Canada.
Everything else is irrelevant.