Thursday, June 18, 2015

Maybe not

I had to post a letter to France today and because we weren't sure of the charge we went to the nearby post office. I parked outside on the 'double yellows' (yes I know, I'd complain too) and waited while Jan popped in. After a couple of minutes she came outside laughing her head off. This was the explanation.
The cost of the stamp was £1 and the cheery postmistress said that she'd just received some new pretty stamps in. As she got them out Jan, who didn't have her readers on, said, 'that's a nice country scene, what's it about?
The postmistress had a close look and said, it's a Waterloo commemoration stamp.
Jan said, as the letter is going to a bank in France I don't really want anything to go wrong, at which point they both fell about laughing.
Touchy folks the French.


  1. Very wise. They take their disappointments badly.

    1. Not many nations celebrate a defeat in battle but they do seem to be a bit over touchy about this one.

  2. Replies
    1. That's very cruel Colin. I love it.

  3. A wise move but frankly (an appropriate word considering the postal theme) I'm more worried about Jan's description of the battle of Waterloo as a nice country scene! Not that I'm one to talk, I can't see past the end of my nose without reading glasses. But her description made ma laugh!

  4. That's why I never pay any attention when she calls me scruffy. What does she know?


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