Friday, 26 November 2010

How to scare your parcel postie without really trying….

One day this week I decided to do some crafting before I got showered and dressed. Needed to get some sanding and painting done, so pulled a sweatshirt over my pjs and got to work. The work took longer than I had thought, thus, when the doorbell rang just after 2 p.m. I was – shame on me!! – still not properly dressed.
Before I reveal more, I wanted to say that I have a good friend B. And she recently gave me a sort of miner’s light, with a stretchy band to fix it round my head. As I have had a lot of eye operations, I don’t see very well, and need a good source of light directed exactly there where I am working.
So far so good.

I was dressed in my grey and white striped pjs, with pink mice on the top, a bright red sweatshirt with alpine embroidery, my grey and white animal slippers – always a pretty sight! And my head-mounted spotlight. Oh, and sage green fingers from painting, and the foam brush held firmly in my left hand. Not really looking my best.

OK, I pressed the intercom, and a voice asked me if I could accept a parcel for a neighbour who wasn’t home. Sure, I said! The Postie staggered up the stairs carrying a giant parcel, and stared at me as if I was an apparition from Mars.
*You been looking for something?* he asked.
*No, why?*
*You’ve got a spotlight on your head.*
*I was just painting.*
*Really?* he said rather doubtfully.
Hmm, I had forgotten it was switched on. No problem. Pressed the switch, and asked,
He grinned all over his face.
*Now you’re on blink modus, Lady. Better be careful, we’re near the airport. A plane might land on the house!*
With that he gave me the thing to sign, dumped the parcel, and disappeared with leaps and bounds down the stairs.
Then I went and looked at myself in the mirror.
PS: Another parcel came today, this time for me. He didn’t ring my bell, but gave it to the lady downstairs.
And the moral of the story?
There isn’t one. At my age, and especially at home, I can wear what I like, when I like. If the Postie doesn’t like it, that’s his problem!
PPS: The doorbell just sounded. I’M BUSY!!!


  1. Lol, Bless you Val you have just brightened my day!
    hugs Alyson x

  2. Thanks, Alyson, lots of sparkles for you to brighten your day still more!

  3. Oh dear, you have been up to mischief again!! Your poor postman!! Hugs, Sarah

  4. ROFL - can just imagine the sight!
    Sue xx
    p.s. my postie is used to similar sights - never even blinks!

  5. Thanks Sue and Sarah. I think Posties must be used to lots of such things!!

  6. Oh Val, what a hoot! This really made me giggle, wish there were more people like you out there, like Alyson says, reading this has really made my day too, just brilliant! lol! xxx

    PS. sorry I've not been around much and on the forum, still major building work going on with our house, it's just been and still is completely hectic, but I can finally see light at the end of the long tunnel, we now have a few walls again, yippeeeeee! the end is in sight! Think we may be back in by mid Jan, and then hopefully things might start getting back to normal, can't wait! xxx :)

  7. Hi Sue, glad it gave you a giggle. Hope your building site is soon history! Lots of sparkles!

  8. Oh Valerie, that did give me a giggle. I kept thinking, "well, that doesn't sound like too bad a sight" until you got to the bit about the miner's lamp, at which point I had to admit that you probably did look a bit bonkers, lol. Love the fact that he didn't even bring up your parcel today but left it downstairs, the poor man will be off work with stress at this rate, he he. Thanks for the laugh - and please get dressed properly before you go out and check in the mirror that you've taken off your blinking headlight!! CoB

  9. Don't worry Carole, I do get dressed before going out, it's too cold out there for PJs!!

  10. LOL, brilliant post Val. We are just so alike, but without the light, and am I I couldn't give a fig.....Enjoy the weekend. Hugs Annette x

  11. Well, some of us have seen the light Netty....My postie has now, too!!

  12. LOL oh Val that did make me giggle I too like to wear whatever I feel comfy in at home, hugs almax

  13. Thanks Alma! I think we all have a right to be comfy at home!!


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