October 12th, 2007

Vanitas desk

Postlessness

About a week and a half ago, the UK postal service went on strike for better pensions, among other things. It was the first of two 48 hour strikes. In theory, this meant the strikes were over as of Wednesday, although there's now due to be another one next Tuesday and several unofficial strikes in between.

Businesses are the first places to receive mail. Many of them have had their post delivered in the past few days. Residential properties, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the delivery heap. Our building has had no mail delivered in a week and a half, and is not expecting any to be likely forthcoming until later next week.

Mail isn't (usually) a matter of life and death, and I respect the rights of the unions to go on strike. This isn't about that. I'm not even waiting on any urgent tickets/passports/licenses/paperwork/bills that I know of, the things which would make me impatient for my mail to come.

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I have noticed almost no mention of the postal strike my UK LJ f'list, which makes me suspect that many of you are content, for now, in your waiting too.