Friday, December 17, 2010

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

The demise of The Postal Service.

In 1636 Count Axel Oxenstierna, The Lord High Chancellor of Sweden was the man responsible for the creation of the Royal Postal Agency. He was a genius. A little more than four hundred years later, when I grew up, we had a big post office in Tungelsta, and as that worked perfectly for many years someone decided to close it down. These days you will have to visit the small kiosk/fast food place for any postal matters. That obviously doesn't work as well as it did in the good old days, so now some anonymous moron in the company that today goes under the name Posten, and that claims to be the worldwide leader in service quality and delivery performance has decided to close down the only parcel delivery centre in Tungelsta, Sassa's that you see here. So from February next year anyone who needs to use the postal service will have to travel to Västerhaninge and wait in line at the already crowded delivery office at the ICA Supermarket there.

The End.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

I'm sorry to hear this. You have my sympathy.

Sharon Creech said...

Ack! This is wretched. Sorry to hear that.

CaT said...

what?
but in netherlands its the same... going to supermarket to send a package.. so stupid.
in usa they have good old postoffices... :) one of the good things here! :D

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The same decimation of the postal services has taken place in the UK too and it seems set to only get worse.

John said...

Progress; I guess it comes in all forms.

Birdman said...

Interesting text.

VP said...

It's happening something like this even here.