Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman.

We have started a terrible habit.  We never check our mail.  By never, I don't mean we go a day or two without checking.  On a good week we check the mailbox once.  Our mail is delivered to one of those "community mailboxes".  It is exactly 25 steps away from our front door.  I drive by it on my way home from work, but I can't bring myself to stop there more than once a week.  The odd thing is, if you made me wait a week to check my email I would feel sick to my stomach.  Is it because the only thing we receive in our mail box are bills, and the odd magazine?  I'm not sure.  When I picked up the mail on my way home tonight there was a HUGE stack.  Bills, a magazine, flyers... I began to wonder what the mail-delivery-person must think.  Do they imagine that we are world travelers?  Frequently flying off to exotic, far-away destinations?  Do they imagine that we are jet-setting business people?  Independently wealthy?  Good-will ambassadors?  Or do they picture us, cozied up on the couch, fireplace on, watching tv... being just, plain lazy?  Probably.
jbxo

6 comments:

Call Me Bubbles Dahling said...

hmmph! this explains why you did not rsvp to my invitation to lunch with the ladies at the day-spa followed by mud baths and hot stone massages and 2 hrs on the sunbed.
really dahling! :-)

Anonymous said...

Can I just say:
I LOVE recieving post and I all think we should be sending more. It shows effort and care and love and thought so lets all make an effort to keep "post" alive!

Can you not create a British Letterbox and have the postman post mail through your door?!
S x

Emma-Kate Castricum said...

How can you go that long? It would kill me.

I'm sure the neighbours think I'm mental, I would check my mail about 3-4 times a day at least. I spend my life buying online from overseas eg victorias secret, revolve clothing and EBAY so I'm forever waiting for things to turn up. The people in my street must think I have an OCD problem.

Bubbles you crack me up....(that means I think your really funny in Aussie slang)

clinka said...

oooh, I do have to admit Emma-Kate, when I have made a purchase on Etsy I check the mail box EVERY DAY until it arrives... but then it is ignored again for vast periods of time.
jbxo

belleandboo said...

that is so weird, I am slightly addicted to listening out for the postman, I can't imagin a week with out mail. Although avoiding the bills sounds nice :)

juz said...

Oh what a gorgeous mailbox in your pic!
I wish I didnt have to check my mail, could forget about the bills then - that is until the internet stopped working.......