Leave it to Russell Brand to make comments that make you go “Okay......?” before the break of dawn.
The 38-year-old comedian, who’s also a reformed sex addict, says that he used to be a mail courier and, believe it or not, it wasn’t because of his unbridled love for the letters.
On the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Russell admitted that he took the job as a mailman to meet women, chat them up while he was delivering their electricity bills, and see if any sparks flew.
It was his own whacky version of Match.com and like a good half of the stories we’ve heard from your one friend who uses that site, those encounters did not go well. Apparently, this route to romance proved to be even slower than snail mail.
"In my mind there's a cultural illusion that this is an opportunity for early morning conjugal activity,” Russell explained. “I thought the housewives would open the door with a gesture to the nether regions. It turns out it's not a window for sex. They just want the letters basically.”
"I thought as a mailman, sex would be everywhere for me. Simply not true. It was series of doors being closed in my face."
With a “zero percent success rate,” he ditched that plan and eventually turned to stealing letters to keep himself entertained. “IT was the only way to cheer myself up,” he said.