In spite of the postmen striking for the second day in a row I hobbled down to the Post Office and sent off two last packets, though that word does not cover the cheapness of the gifts. The young lass smiled at me as always, though she was surrounded by two days worth of mail sacks full of items awaiting collection. This was not helped by the man in the shop unloading a van's worth of items some of which were being dumped upon her.
The strike continues, it appears to be having no effect on the Tory led privatised top bosses, the top man on £750,000 a year, who wish to amend the pensions, change the rota's, and altar every rule they can to save money and increase shareholders payout. I doubt the workers, or indeed the railway workers and nurses also on strike for similar reasons will succeed. The press is Tory controlled, the Labour Party (should it not change the name?) has distanced itself from the strikes in order to get the 'Middle England' vote, and it appears not a word about this was mentioned at PMQs!
Anyway, trudging back in the chilly sunshine I ate and slept. Having cleaned some of the place today I was in danger of doing too much for my fat bulk. With so much football taking time I have lots to do, and tomorrow will be another day of housework, possibly.
Being the 1st day of December, the day I usually post my Christmas cards and parcels, I am a bit annoyed about the strikes. Two items and one magazine are out there somewhere, no doubt being delivered soon, but I am becoming fretful regarding things sent and when they will arrive. I support the workers, I understand how difficult life is for them at the moment, but it is a nuisance.
So, I sit here writing cards, though all the posted ones are already awaiting posting, and these are mostly for the church people. If I give these out early that forces them to present me with one! No fool I!
I know await the Costa Rica showdown.. In 45 minutes they will be playing their last game at the World Cup, against a desperate German side that are close to going out! Costa will give their all, they may even score a goal, but can they possibly beat, and eliminate a German side? We live in hope.