Friday, October 17, 2014

Beside herself.

The supermarket suddenly home to a sea of plastic flowers in readiness for All Souls Day. A shock to the senses. 

Amazon delivers two boxes of books. The books we've ordered and the same books in a duplicate box.  Their packing gets worse. Covers and pages torn and frayed where the cardboard has given way. While I get hold of Amazon on the phone Sophie starts to unpack one of the boxes. She is beside herself with joy. In the afternoon we drive to the post office and mail back the second box. The postmistress gives the PON's a slice of apple. The postage is €55 and another €3.50 for a roll of tape .

Bob spends his day being happy. There is a petanque competition this weekend and, amid much arguing,  the villagers are erecting a stand on the village green. Bob finds this intriguing. 


  1. Crazy. I've sent things back to Amazon and they've credited the postage to my account. Hope that happens to you.

    1. Yes, they are really efficient. The cost of postage renders me speechless. It would have been half the price if I could have shipped at commercial rates with a return to sender label.

  2. Guaranteed to be more arguing once the petanque competition starts.
    Leah has also discover the joys of parcel unpacking !

  3. Wow. That is quite the packing job. Isn't it ludicrous what they charge for postage. Canada Post is up there with the rest of them.

  4. I guess that wouldnt be a good sized package for drone delivery.

  5. Something tells me that Bob and Sophie would love to "help" at the petanque competition.

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  7. Maybe Bill Cosby will show up to play petanque with the villagers.