Share Your World – April 24, 2017

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

Coffee in the morning. Sport drinks the rest of the day. I have a condition called “low sodium blood count.” I can’t drink plain water or fruit juice or soda. The ONLY stuff I can drink, other than my mandatory coffee in the morning, is stuff that’s loaded with electrolytes. It’s a real pain in my butt, but I’ve gotten used to it. What happens if I ignore this?

Well, I could die. That’s the consensus. I cheat a little. Sometimes, I have a cup of tea at night, or add a few ounces of juice to my electrolyte drink. Otherwise, I am well-behaved. It could be worse.

Complete this sentence:  Never In My Life Have I…. 

Jacob Von Hogflume

Discovered the magic wormhole that will take me to that other time zone. I have looked everywhere, but I can’t find it. I’ve recently been hoping to find one special telephone booth, but there are no telephone booths anymore.

It’s like finding a mailbox these days. You have to take anything you want to mail to the post office itself. They have a box in front of the door. Otherwise, there are no more “drop the letter in the box” places. Maybe they were the wormholes and that’s why they have been removed?

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

Someone to come and clean the house and take care of all the stuff that needs fixing!

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?

I look at my email. That puts me into a coma in about 15 seconds.

12 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD – LATE APRIL 2017”

  1. They closed our village post office about 5 years ago. We have a letter box which might be emptied once a day. Otherwise if you are not at home when the postman calls with a registered letter you have to travel to the next village to their post office, for as long as they don’t close that one as well.

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  2. We still have a post office but it is one of the ones Australia Post leases to private owners. It survives because she turned half of it into a gift shop. If we lost it it would be a 20km trip to the nearest Australia Post outlet. A real nuisance for me if I miss a parcel delivery so I’m hoping we hang on to it.


    1. We used to have post boxes, but they took them away. The excuse was possible terrorism, but really, it was cut backs. There is ONE post person for this area and it’s rural, so it’s a ton of driving as it is. If there were post boxes too, they might have to hire another person (heaven forbid). They are talking about closing our post office. It would be really difficult because the next nearest one is a good twenty minute drive through the middle of one town or another and neither has parking.

      It’s all because of email. But one of the reasons I don’t mail stuff is because they are incredibly slow to deliver things and that was BEFORE email. Now, it’s worse. Kind of a postal Catch-22.


      1. Yes, it is the same here, email has killed letter writing. The postal service survives on its parcel traffic. Our letter deliverer who is a contractor services the immediate area, others have to come in to the post office to collect their mail. I am lucky because she will drop small parcels off leaving them on the porch if I am not home. Larger ones I pick up on my way home from my volunteer job as I get a lift. If we had no post office I’d have to go to the next town on the bus or ask friends to take me. I value my independence so I would not like that at all.

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  3. They are trying to deconstruct our postal system too. I still file our taxes via post and this must tee them off no end. I think they expect everyone to do all business on line. Of course the tax department has been hacked numerous times. Without a sound mail system it is going to isolate a lot of people. If there’s ever a solar flare or some EMP event that would make us very vulnerable.


    1. I suppose it’s all email. But they also brought it on themselves. They made mailing expensive while making it slow and erratic. The more expensive and erratic it became, the less we wanted to use it. So it’s packages and bills now. And formal messages from banks and the government. Otherwise, no one wants to pay the money and even with the local post office, it’s still half an hour to get there and drop the letter in the box.

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