Actually it's not a joke! The Post Office in Gourock ran out of second class stamps yesterday! I was down to post some gifts and there was an enormous queue. They did have a little hand-written sign up to say that they had run out, but lots of people were there to post parcels and do other business as well as buy stamps. The ladies behind the counter were telling folk that they wouldn't be getting any in till Friday morning at the earliest!
Hello ........ it's Christmas card posting time!!!!
Did no one mention it????
What happened to forward planning????
I thought this was a bit ridiculous, considering that every year we are bombarded with ads telling us to post early for Christmas! I dread having to go to the Post Office, the queues are horrendous and the Greenock Post Office is now upstairs at W H Smith - not the best place, in my opinion! That's why I was at Grourock, despite the 70 mph winds!
I stopped sending Christmas cards about five years ago and I have to say that I don't regret it. For the first few years I felt a bit guilty, but now I'm really glad I stopped!
Thought you might like a wee look at some stamps from Christmas past.
I have a confession to make - a few weeks ago I took the backings from old Christmas stamps so that I could do some crafting with them. Once they were dry, I put them inside a big book to flatten them.
Dear reader ... I cannot remember which book!