656 Posted on November 28, 2019 at 11:57 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Laura Tags 4 thoughts on “656” David Nuttall says: November 29, 2019 at 1:07 am Zip codes are available from http://www.usps.com – Mail & Ship – Look up a Zip code. I know that would not promote human interaction, but it is more efficient than asking the library to do it for you. Reply Elliot says: December 22, 2019 at 10:17 pm I think most of us know that, but that wasn’t the point of the comic strip above. The whole idea, of course, is that most of these situations are absurd and/or ironic, and that’s why they’re funny. Reply Elliot says: December 22, 2019 at 10:21 pm PS: The questioner obviously doesn’t need the ZIP codes or any other information; he or she just wants to talk to someone and keep them talking as long as possible and will ask the person on the desk to read them every name in a phone book (if the library still has any of those or look them up on line) like the old-fashioned congressional filibuster just to keep the library worker talking. Reply Polly says: December 28, 2019 at 2:51 pm We have a guy who calls the library for random business and government phone numbers every day or two, all of which are available online, but he doesn’t have a computer, so it’s no help, and I think he likes the interaction, too! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.