Who is this and why is he hiding his face?


  1. Jerry Bilek said:

    Tom Kutula delivering the mail at River City Books. He is covering his face because he is wishing he were at Monkey See, Monkey Read picking up of those internet orders.

    January 4, 2008
  2. As the Bookstore Director for River City Books, I’m not sure that was called for…unless this was just a joke that misfired…

    January 4, 2008
  3. Jerry Bilek said:

    lighten up David. The piece says “fluff.” From wikipedia: “A term for anything shallow or superficial.” It was clearly a joke.

    I joke with Tom everyday. I joke with Jon every time I see him. I still shop in RCB for CDs. I send customers your way all the time. Anyone who knows me well, as I thought you did, knows I’m rarely serious. Look at the name of my store.

    Griff-keep the fluff pile large and fluffy!

    January 4, 2008
  4. Gilly Wigley said:

    I was just going to say that it looks to be Tom, the mail carrier for most of downtown Northfield. Not sure why he’s covering his face though. Maybe a United Postal Service policy that postal carriers cannot be photographed in uniform? Or just embarrased to be seen holding a scandalous book? I have no idea

    January 4, 2008
  5. Kurt Larson said:

    I think it might be a city employee who is wearing a cap that is “not approved”a in a city building, thus in violation of the policy now being enforced with employees of the City of Northfield.

    January 4, 2008
  6. Tammy Rice said:

    Hey, that’s Tom, my mailman. He is hiding his face because he is shy…NOT.

    Tom’s a great mailman, he’s fun to visit with, laugh with and good at moving heavy furniture. Thanks Tom.

    Tammy Rice

    January 5, 2008
  7. Griff Wigley said:

    Y’all are sharp. The shameful act of wearing an unauthorized USPS hat was indeed committed by Mr. K. in RCB. I do believe there’s a bounty that any one of you can collect.

    January 5, 2008
  8. John S. Thomas said:

    I think that is a rather spiffy, funny hat.

    Where can I purchase one?

    January 7, 2008
  9. Jerry Bilek said:

    I believe the hat is a custom job from Rocky Top. It does accurately describe the service Tom provides.

    January 7, 2008
  10. John S. Thomas said:

    Well, I don’t know if you have had the change to go see “A year with Frog & Toad” at the Minneapolis Childrens Theatre… but there is a song called “The snail with the Mail”, and the had made me think of that.

    The character is an extremely speedy snail, that delivers a letter to Frog from Toad…


    Great Stuff! I just find the hat very amusing… 😎

    January 7, 2008
  11. John S. Thomas said:

    err… Change should be chance… Had should be hat… Blame the Firefox spell checker.

    January 7, 2008

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