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.

6 comments:

  1. Very wise. They take their disappointments badly.

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

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

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  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!

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

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