Molokai Man


post-a-nut There are a lot of strange things here on Molokai, but this has got to be right up there. Basically, you take a coconut and write on it – message, address and all. And this post office – and only this post office – will send it anywhere in the world. AS IS. No box or bag or anything, just the coconut traveling through the ether.

On a recent Friday afternoon, I happened by said post office as it was about to close. At least a dozen people were standing in line waiting to ‘post -their – nut’. And there was probably another 50 or so coconuts behind the counter that were ready to go. And somehow I was the one getting funny looks for dropping off newspapers.

Yes, I will send you a coconut. But only if you send me food.


December 1, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. This is so awesome.

    I want coconut!

    Comment by Dirty | December 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. Alooooohaaaaaaaa Sean, What kind of food do you require as trade for a message on a coconut? For the experience of receiving the coconut in the mail and the stories that follow it, I would ship just about anything. What kind of postage does a coconut need?

    Comment by Daniel Nielsen | February 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yeah me to hoping for a coconut

    Comment by Franceyen | April 22, 2012 | Reply

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