Thursday, 28 April 2011

You could not make this up-honestly!

Whats just over a metre tall, bright red and can be seen in streets throughout the country. if you dont know sorry but I can not tell you!

Oh ok then I will tell you-its a post box! There was an article in todays Metro newspaper saying that someone had rung Royal Mail to ask where his nearest post boxes were only to be told that they would not tell him as 'this would undermine their commercial value'. Surely telling people where they were increases there use rather than diminishing it!!! Surely if anyone wanted to know the location of a postbox a quick look on Google earth at the desired location will show them!

In my mind I have the vision of men wearing dark glasses, hat pulled over the eyes and a trench coat saying something like 'Psst want to post a letter, I will get Luigi and the boys to deliver it..'

Sounds like another example of the inmates running the assylum to me.

It appears that summer is over at least for the time being and whilst not being a fervent royalist I think the happy couple deserve some sunshine on there big day. There will be plenty of time for the storm clouds to gather over the years but lets hope they don't.

Took myself of to Rye in East Sussex today to have a look at the market there and must admit to being favourably impressed especially when compared to Maidstone market. Thought I might get some lunch at the famous Mermaid Inn but the cheapest lunch on offer was £21! So settled for a can of Coke and a packet of crisps-shere indulgence! Took some pictures which I have not downloaded yet.



Jan said...

Hmm ,the case of the dissapearing mail box ,due to cost of stamp heehee,pleased you had a nice day out , Jan xx

Linda George said...

I like Rye, very pretty place. As for the post box tell, words fail me!!!

Linda George said...

Sorry meant tale, not tell, had a very bad day :(

Sybil said...

Wonder what happened to my comment !! Never mind I will have another try. Typical Post Office..I did wonder where my local post box went yesterday LOL
Only been to Rye once and that was many many years ago. I expect lots of changes..
Love Sybil x

Ally Lifewithally said...

you definitely could not make this up :O) ~ isn't that just typical ~ Ally x

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Andy, speaking as a postman I'd like to say that I'm amazed but, to be honest, nothing that happens with this company seems to surprise me any more.
You're right, the lunatics have most definitely taken over!