How to Execute the ``Going Postal`` Prank

Submitted by: flagler 7 years ago Funny

Prank: Going Postal! - Watch more free videos
This guy received 1 too many pieces of junk mail so he responded by sending the company some junk mail of his own.
There are 99 comments:
Male 353
This is 100% legal. You can do whatever you want with the postal system and the federal government can`t do anything about it, because companies who send bulk mail are douchebags. Also a mailman on IAB said you can do this too.

*Waits for an update from IABers who are `so going to do that.`*

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Male 194
Why attempt something obviously suspicious like in this video, when it`s much easier to just shove junk in the original business reply envelope and mail it back that way?
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Female 335
this is amazing.

does anyone know if its legal?

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Female 1,082
omg epic
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Male 322
I`m so doing this. Loopholes FTW.
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Male 1,598
This is genius! The company can`t sue you for doing this, can they?
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Female 2,120
I`m going to send myself in the box. Try paying for 115 pounds of pissed lady!
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Male 382
i want a bacon bagel.
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Male 599
hey I usually just take the junk mail out of 2 envelopes, switch them, and send them back that way.
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Female 1,653
OMG no not Elmo!
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Male 321
but a postal service merit badge is priceless though!
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Male 1,013
ha, yes, the elmo is a nice touch... though continuing the "criminals are dumb" theme, the idiot will miss out on ebay sales when Rosie O`Donnell promotes a new elmo doll thus making the old elmo doll that he mailed a collectors item.
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Male 321
According to article 101.8769543222 of the postal regulations manual, mailing hazardous materials is actually encouraged as long as Elmo is included in the parcel. The sender is then rewarded with a special merit badge. How amazing is that??
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Male 1,013
Sending the used diaper is bio mat and could be considered hazmat. Since the post office is a government agency, he has now committed a felony. Thankfully he added all of the other junk mail that he gets so the PO knows exactly where to find him. Thank goodness criminals are dumb!
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Male 1,596
why don`t we all just learn chinese and forget the grammar/punctuation wars. It`ll happen eventually anyway.
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Male 502
@simcon... Grammar Nazis who are in remedial education programs should not be Grammar Nazis. "Let`s" is a contraction of "let us." Just in case that further confuses you, simcon, "let us" is different from "lettuce." Good luck in your endeavors.
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Male 1,596
elmo
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Male 321
@TR-Wolf: What`s stupid is this my friend:
In the U.S. every year, 100 MILLION trees are used to make junk mail, 2 BILLION gallons of water are used to make junk mail, yet only 2% of people that receive it respond to it. I`ve never been a huge environmentalist, but that is just ridiculous.
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Female 528
You have discovered my new waste disposal system
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Male 134
gdgd
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Male 174
"You say the human race is a state of decline, and there you are incorrectly using the apostrophe."
A little anal about grammar are we?
WHO GIVES A drat, YOU PILLOW BITTER!
Its the Internet, we`re here for fun, not a damn English lesson!
For drat sake, the "decline" of the human race is do to overly critical, anal retentive pukes like you! learn this, deal with it, and get on with your life or end it! drating jerk got nothing better to worry about then a misplaced apostrophe. Seriously???!!!!
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Male 73
"Let`s boadcast this made up crap to the world!! YAY!!"

You say the human race is a state of decline, and there you are incorrectly using the apostrophe. "Let`s" is a non existent word and if it was it would most likely stand for "Let is"

let us. k?

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Male 1,557
That`s just stupid.
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Male 24
LOL, great idea if it works, i`ve got tons of crap layin around i`d love to mail away
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Male 254
"Let`s boadcast this made up crap to the world!! YAY!!"

You say the human race is a state of decline, and there you are incorrectly using the apostrophe. "Let`s" is a non existent word and if it was it would most likely stand for "Let is"

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Male 171
The postal service would just throw it out and they`re funded by our taxes. Thanks a lot dick, you really stuck it to the man.
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Male 274
poor elmo doll locked in there with a dirty diaper... LOL
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Male 603
Yeah, I think this is a funny idea, but I don`t think it`s worth risking a violation of federal law to do this.

If you do find out that it`s legal, then let me know, but I`m scared of Big Brother and Family now. (Thanks for that, GWB.)

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Male 504
@Trishna1.. everyone at IAB knows not to click on those kind of links. Go to the upper right hand corner ans click <submit content> 7 posts? oh I am all over clicking that link!
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Male 504
I don`t comment on IAB much unless the nuns bust out the wine. What I noticed about this post is that the poster (flager) seems intent on defending it and its supposed funniness. True humor is based on reality, which makes people realize their own foilbles and short comings. A parody based on a flawed concept on so many levels will fail to be found humorous by all but the most clueless. But Ok, it burned some time. The comments pointing out the retardedness of the video are better than the video itself. That is why I love IAB. <3 u all
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Male 230
When you get it in the mail, th e return envelope has you addy in the barcode... that is why everyone should go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and steal subscription cards. They can`t be traced if you go to CVS and get surgical gloves.
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Female 775
@ doug
Come on.. Flagler is excited that a his video got posted..Give him a break
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Male 321
LOL...Wow!!...what`s up with all the lame, serious comments on this? Do you guys have any sense of humor whatsoever????
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Male 3,310
Oh, and, bio-medial hazardous material ftw
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Male 3,310
I`m pretty sure that business class prepaid mail is for business purposes and if this were abused enough and they could track who it came from they would have grounds to fine your ass for using postal business class for not conducting business. Those bars codes can be very specific.
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Male 230
From the Poster of this: "This guy received 1 too many pieces of junk mail so he responded by sending the company some junk mail of his own."

He then was arrested for violating several sections of the United States Postal Service Code (Actually he was not, because this video is a lame attempt at a viral). Please kids, don`t even think of trying this at home (Jail is bad, mk?).

Instead go to Barnes and Noble and take all of the subscription cards from the magazines in the magazine racks and drop them in a mail box. Our postage rates will plummet. Then send this message to eveyone you know or you will die with in six weeks. Then, If you have a car don`t buy gas next Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and gas prices will be below a dollar by the following Monday. We can cripple OPEC! Oh, wait... never mind... Ebaum`s... IAB... I must be confused.

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Male 138
What corrine said is what I was thinking. They wouldn`t accept that. I thought it was a good idea, but it would get sent back. I like what someone said about EVERYONE mailing back the information that was sent to them. But unfortunately, direct mailing works, thats why they do it.Americans will buy anything
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Male 321
@corrine: Where is your sense of fun? Again, this is in the "funny" category....relaaaaax.
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Male 619
I`d just send the response cards from one piece of junk mail in another piece of junk mails` envelope.
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Female 70
"I am so going to do that lol !!!!!!"

Do it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Male 1,204
A simpler method is to just mail back the pre-paid card without filling in your info. They still pay for the postage, but they don`t get anything out of it. Maybe if they had to pay postage on a few million blank cards, they`d stop sending them.
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Female 70
I don`t know where to start with this one.

1. The video is a fake. This jagweed never took the box out of his basement.

2. Business Replay Mail cannot exeed 5 lbs. (I worked at Mail Boxes Etc. for two summers in school).

3. Read the comments below that refer to the United States Postal Code (poop, biohazards, misuse of BRM...(pretty easy to google).

The easiest way to cut down on junk mail is to get on a do not mail list, or just get a life and run it in your paper shredder (credit card apps and such) and then put it in your recycle bin.

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Female 8
I am so going to do that lol !!!!!!
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Female 2,064
The more stuff they put in, the more I laughed. Mwahaha.
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Male 247
I don`t get the point of this video. The U.S. postal service prohibits the use of Business Reply Mail for any purpose than the permit holder`s intent. Even if a BRM card is afixed to a package, it is treated as waste. In other words they thow it out... In the trash... (U.S. Postal Code S900 (Special Services) So you are putting trash in a box and taking it to the post office instead of the... TRASH! Drop a few of those boxes off at the post office and I bet you get a visit from dudes in trench coats and dark glasses.
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Female 1,199
I`ve always wondered about that actually. XD Smart idea.
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Male 321
See JoeYC`s comment about legality... `nuff said.
This is supposed to be funny by the way :)
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Male 502
@flager...I am not a mailman but I can read section 10 of the USPS DMM. Yep, several violations of federal law. I guess you can be a mailman and not know the law.
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Male 153
HA HA. ELMO
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Female 1,231
Actually, the diaper -IS- illegal, according to DMM 601.11.8. Any odor-producing material is illegal to mail in the United States.

From http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub52/pub52c4_018.htm: "Any matter that is a source of an obnoxious odor is nonmailable..."

I suppose that if you sealed the box well enough you might not get caught, but human fecal matter still poses a health threat in addition to the odor, and the recipients would probably report you for it if the container or the envelope had your name on it.

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Male 721
i used to be a product tester and recieved empty boxes though the post with a pre-paid sticker just like those to send the products back.

its 100% legal. they are accepting the postage cost before they recieve it...

great idea!

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Female 731
I`d constantly call some telemarketers and sell THEM the junk...
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Male 9,306
I`d leave out the diaper. Think of how many innocent hands it must pass through to get to your intended target.

It`s like destroying a village simply because the well made you sick.

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Male 897
This seems like a great F-you to the junkmail senders, but would it really work? Somehow I doubt it.
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Male 321
CharlieA: This is NOT illegal. Check all the comments. There`s one from an actual postman who didn`t say anything about it being illegal. He just mentioned sending the business reply slips/envelopes back to the company so the price of stamps doesn`t keep going up(??). I`m sure, out of all people, he would`ve said it was illegal.
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Male 502
I am sure several violations of federal law are occurring here. I am cetain such a package would be flagged as suspicious as well. Also, what mail box are you gonna drop this in? Oh, you take it to the postal counter where you can now be identified on CTV. Smart guy there.
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Female 529
There is a much better way to stop the junk:

http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/protect.shtm

I cut out tons of junk mail and the telemarketers never call anymore.

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Male 596
domisgood, lmfao
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Male 486
Haha that`s great but I think Maddox`s way is better.
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Male 1,140
haha postage haxor
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Female 688
lolololol.
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Female 178
Lol. I want that elmo doll.
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Male 210
Mailman here, it more than likely won`t work, but Maddox`s plan will. I encourage you all to send back the prepaid envelopes, even empty, they cost enough to keep the price of stamps from jumping too much each year.
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Female 681
hahahahaa, fantastic
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Male 4,867
i`d just take a dump in the box
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Female 4,028
I don`t think that would work...
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Male 14
Won`t work. Its against postal regulations to use a pre-paid envelope like the one in the vid as a label.

Note that they never showed the guy actually drop off the package at the post office.

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Male 1,765
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Female 320
TalcumX, I work in a hospital, and dirty diapers are not allowed in a biohazard container. Doing so is a violation of JHACO standards and results in a hefty fine. Soooo.... Diaper away!!
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Male 79
i would fill an eight foot tall box with stones and old socks and send it back. how much would mailing 196 lbs cost?
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Male 262
somebody tell me this is true!
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Male 43
That`s good. Stupid offers.
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Female 723
This makes my day!
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Male 30
I wouldn`t bother doing all of that, but it is funny.
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Male 2,388
lol win
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Male 561
The diaper (dirty) is a biohazard and will guarantee a trip to jail at least, but everything else is fair game (just don`t send a return address). I send their crap back all of the time, especially when they give me a nice big envelope.
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Male 4,807
The elmo doll ??
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Female 4,039
@MikeUK "isn`t mailing excrement illegal?"

LMAO - I hope so!

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Male 426
the best thing to do is to take advantage of those free subscription mailers that fall out of every magazine you try to read...go to barnes & noble, gather up a handful of those and drop `em into a mailbox...the magazines have to still pay the postage and they get nothing if you don`t fill them out...god, i hate those things.
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Male 1,788
That was pretty good. I wouldn`t give them my mail though...
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Female 212
OMG, no, not Elmo!!!!
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Male 364
All they`ll do is refuse to pay and the package will wing its way back to you for a hefty fee. Plus, isn`t mailing excrement illegal, or is that just the UK?
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Male 74
Does it work though?
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Male 321
dead cat...that`s hilarious...
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Male 2,160
lmfao, excellent
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Male 321
actually you can go to Break, ive it a thumbs up and vote it to the home page(below the video) and I will win an award..that would be awesome..it`s called `Prank: Going Postal` on that site
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Male 4,594
The dirty diaper was clever. I`d have put a dead cat in the box too, just to ripen things up.
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Male 321
thanks jennifer!!! you rock!
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Female 471
lmao This is a great idea! This guy should win an award or something
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Male 1,204
old prank, but still awesome.
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Male 212
i need to find some rocks
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Male 1,929
Why the hell is he giving away his weights?? Give them your blender while you`re at it. And your spare wheel. Then buy another one when you actually need it.
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Male 37
I LOLZORD pretty hard

simple, yet brilliant

wish it was my idea

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Male 721
i used to rip up their letters and send them back when i was at work, never thought about doing that before.
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Male 1,148
hehe very nice trick... but I "going postal" always brought up something else in mind...
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Female 60
Haha...that`s what they get.
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Male 161
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Male 606
Too good...
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Male 321
Link: How to Execute the ``Going Postal`` Prank [Rate Link] - This guy received 1 too many pieces of junk mail so he responded by sending the company some junk mail of his own.
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