Once upon a time, there was a thriving post office in Saugatuck.
A couple, actually. The first was at Desi’s Corner. Then it moved across Riverside Avenue, to the building now anchored by Bistro Du Soleil restaurant.
For a while the PO operated out of a pathetic little trailer, in the back of a Saugatuck Avenue parking lot.
It’s in fancier digs now — though not by much — at the corner of Franklin and Ketchum Streets.
The sign outside was last week’s Photo Challenge (click here to see). Martin Gitlin, Michael Calise, Molly Alger, Mark Jacobs and Moira Eick all knew the answer.
But what about the sign’s initials: “DBU”?
Do they stand for “Don’t Bother Using”? “Do Be Understanding”? “Definitely Bad Usefulness”?
Nope. According to Michael Calise, this is a “Post Office Box location only.” He thinks DBU stands for Destination Box Unit.
That makes sense, though it is not particularly grammatical. After all, a couple of miles away — at the cramped, main post office in Playhouse Square — there is a sign saying “No Dogs Allowed. Service Dogs Welcome.”
And so it goes. This week’s Photo Challenge is much more scenic. Click “Comments” below if you know where in Westport you would see this: