how posting a christmas card works
December 18, 2017 1:11am CST
Write a cheery message in a card. Put it in an envelope. Add an address and stick on a stamp. Pop it in the post box. Hey-ho, off it goes. Mumsy posted her cards last Monday. It took five days for our card to reach Destination Doormat. Five days to travel less than seventy miles. Five. Days. FIVE days! Mumsy posted her cards last Monday. It took five days for Big Brother's card to reach his Destination Doormat in Prague. Five days to travel about nine hundred miles, across the English Channel and through other countries. Five. Days. FIVE days! Without a stamp! My dozy Mumma popped it in the post box without thinking, and it still arrived at its destination on the same day as ours, without a request for payment at the other end. If it had been ours she'd forgotten to put a stamp on, I have no doubt that Royal Mail would have gone through the rigmarole of writing out a little red card and popping it through the letterbox requesting we go to the delivery office and pay the cost of a stamp, PLUS the cost of them not delivering it, in order for us to actually have it. I have just two working days to get through ...
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