A message popped up on Sandra’s iphone:
Mom’s birthday party invitations are finished. Can you have a quick look and confirm you are happy with them.
Sandra opened the attachment. The invitations were lovely. Brightly coloured and featuring a wreath of hibiscus flowers and a fruit packed cocktail. Mom would love it.
The invites are great. Are you going to send them out by post?
Sandra’s iphone showed that her sister was typing … and typing … and typing.
By post, are you crazy? This is South Africa. It takes at least three months to receive anything by post and that is if it ever arrives at all. I am still receiving Christmas cards from December last year and it is September. Amazon won’t even post books to South Africa any more. I either have to have them couriered at great expense or buy ebooks. No, I will email them to people?
Sandra was shocked. She had lived in the UK for ten years and the postal service was so efficient. If she posted a letter today, it would usually arrive at the addressee the following day. She felt she was in for a few surprises when she visited her family for this birthday celebration. This was the first time she could afford to make the trip home since she had arrived in the UK.
She typed a response:
OK, I understand. What about the older folks who don’t have email?
The response popped up:
I will deliver them by hand. If I want something done it is usually best to just do it myself.
This post was written for Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You can join in the challenge here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/09/14/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-15-18/