Thursday, June 15, 2006

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Forget about what I said before about Mashiach coming soon. He ain't, especially not if he is waiting in line for something at the Post Office.

Just got back from there where the queue was out the door. With it already crazy hot, it wasn't taking much for the tempers of a lot of people to reach boiling point.

They had benches by the side of the queue so people were sitting on them spectating like we were some exhibit in the art gallery titled: People waiting in line at the Post Office.

I was so bored and had nothing else to do but watch the faces of the people entering the Post Office and seeing the shock on the face once they registered the length of the queue.

One lady whose husband was buried somewhere in the middle of it all, took his papers and asked the person at the very front if she could go ahead of her. Every other person in the queue went troppo and she fires back and then keeps going muttering stuff under her breath.

Not sure what was going on but the queue wasn't moving. 10 minutes go by and not a single person who was being served has finished. They all had these plastic shopping bags from which they took out mounds and mounds of paper. All I had to do was send one simple letter.

Couldn't take it anymore and went to another post office where the same thing was happening. It was like some bad dream.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I went to the post office this morning -- was in and out in 2 minutes.

Even got a smile from the postal clerk!

3:03 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

dcdi - you need to go to jameel's post office!!

3:24 PM  
Blogger tafka PP said...

One letter?! Dearie me. Next time you need a stamp, let me know...

3:56 PM  
Blogger Sweatshop Worker said...

You picked a great day to go to the post office... I think its payroll time for some companies now, and thats what the mounds of paper are.
I think that they belong to smaller companies who dont use an outside agency for pay roll, so have to do it all through the post office to get the taxes decducted... or soemthing like that.

5:42 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Didn't you know that Moshiach is coming on a bridge made of all the beaurocratic papers!

1:08 AM  

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