I'm looking for a feghoot or shaggy dog story, either by Isaac Asimov or in an collection edited by Asimov, about the poor dependability of inter-dimensional mail.

The story ends with a guy having a "stumpy, sulfur trussed antelope" in front of him, while a "stomped 'sylph' addressed cantaloupe" is on his desk when he is supposed to have received a "stamped self addressed envelope".

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    I read this 20 years ago but don't remember it anymore. Would love to see an answer tho – Broklynite Jan 29 '16 at 21:20
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    You'd think this would be easy to Google ... – John Rennie Feb 1 '16 at 12:01
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    That's what I and two friends thought too - over 1 year ago - still can't find anything. – user60199 Feb 1 '16 at 14:09
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    Gotta be Asimov. He loved puns. – Cascabel Feb 24 '16 at 3:25
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    Could it be one of Spider Robinson's CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON stories? – Witchy Woman Jul 23 '16 at 17:41

I think it is in Asimov Laughs Again, right by "Death of a Foy." I have a copy, let me check. update still looking for my copy, it seems to be misplaced. Update 2: I did find my copy of Asimov Laughs Again; sadly that particular story isn't in it as far as I can tell.

  • Very nice, if true. This is a difficult question, even though it seems easy. – Adamant Aug 28 '16 at 6:35
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    You should check first and then post an answer. – Ubik Aug 28 '16 at 22:45
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    I apologize; I won't do it again. – Kirsten Showers Aug 29 '16 at 19:08

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