I received a yoke from An Post yesterday, as I suppose most people did. It was one of those flyers that gives last posting dates.
There was a severe health warning at the top –
The moment you send a card, it’s Christmas
So if I nip down to the post office today and post a card, I am going to arrive home and find the house all decorated, and Herself dressed as Santa lying pissed under the mistletoe?
I’m very glad they warned me, so this year I shall wait until midnight on the 24th December before posting anything. Just to be on the safe side, I won’t post anything until then, so if you are expecting a cheque, it’s not in the post.
Anyway, are they not aware that times have moved on a bit?
There was a time when we used to post all our stuff in November. All the begging letters looking for money used to head off to the relations nice and early to give them plenty of time to respond. But now we are in the era of electronic whatsits and that is ancient history.
According to their flyer, I have only three weeks left to save up for a stamp if I wish to send something to my cousin Bill who is busy cutting down the Amazonian Rain Forests. They reckon it will take three weeks to get to him. Are they not aware that I can send him an email that he will receive within a minute or two?
They really should buck up their ideas.
For those of you who are doing the sensible thing and sending off the usual “Hi, Hppy Xms, GD” then here are the last posting dates:
|Ireland||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|N. Ireland||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|Britain||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|Europe||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|USA/Canada||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|Central/South America||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|Australia & The Pacific||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
|Rest of the World||Dec 24th 23:59:55|
You must admit that that is quite simple. Believe me it is a lot less complex than the yoke I received.
At the bottom of the flyer, there is a competition.
Complete in 15 words or less:
This year I will be doing my Christmas shopping at the Post Office because……
Security is shite and it is easier to rob than the bank.
Am I in with a chance?