The Royal Mail has had a lot of bad press recently with strikes, postal delays and ‘modernisation’. However, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the “Penny Post“: one price and one service to deliver anywhere in the country. Living in Tiree, one of the western Scottish islands, this is particularly pertinent. Many carriers do not deliver here or only do so at a higher rate; those that do are often delayed waiting for the ferries, but so long as the plane comes in so does the post.
Our shower was leaking water and on Friday at around 12:42pm we ordered spare parts from Shower-Warehouse. I had assumed that they would not arrive before I set off back to Lancaster on Tuesday morning and so it would be Christmas before I could actually do the repair.
But, at 1pm today, they were delivered
So top marks for both the Royal Mail and Shower-Warehouse and may modernisation never change the wonder of universal post.