Anonymous Postcard: Claim Detail

Claim No.: 003020080830

Yolanda Baez, shipment packing specialist

In an episode of his TV show, Mr. Monk writes a letter to (and later, sensing that something is wrong, visits and solves a case on behalf of) shirt Inspector No. 8. Of all those who inspect the only shirts Mr. Monk ever buys, No. 8 is his favorite, which he demonstrates in a department store by sifting through and unwrapping an entire stack of shirts in search of her work. The text of his letter reads:

"Dear Inspector #8, I wish to express my deepest and warmest thanks for your stunning performance as clothing inspector. It's a pleasure to deal with someone who possesses such artistic integrity. Your job aptitude is something to be admired and inspired by. Every item which passes your inspection is impeccably produced and presented. The buttons are perfectly straight. The stitching is even and orderly. There are no hanging or pulled strings, marks or wrinkles. The finished product is perfectly folded... Thank you again. My appreciation knows no bounds. Sincerely, Adrian Monk"

I know how Mr. Monk feels (in a less OCD way). I have purchased more clothing from than I care to admit, and I can say without reservation that you are my favorite shipment packing specialist. Every order you have ever sent me has been perfect.

Thank you.

Mailed: 2008-09-04

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