Thursday, June 16, 2011

Don't mess with the morning chi

The postal strike is ruining my morning chi. 

I know it's a bit sad, but getting the mail is close to being the highlight of my day.  I don't know why.  There's just something thrilling about opening the mailbox, finding there's mail in it, and then looking through it to see if there's anything more exciting than bills.  Generally, there's not.  But I can honestly say I would rather get even just one piece of junk mail than no mail at all.

And the days when there does happen to be something other than a bill, like say, a paycheque, or an unexpected tax rebate cheque, or the postcard from Starbucks that tells me I get a free drink for my birthday, those are the sweetest days of all.

I'll be the first to admit, I don't know the a whole lot about why Canada Post is on strike/locked out.  I did some reading on the Canada Post website and on the CUPW website, and I have to say, I understand Canada Post's side of it significantly better than the CUPW side of it.  Sorry CUPW, I love my mailman, but you are not doing a whole lot to make me understand why I don't get to see him everyday anymore.  Show me that you have a good reason to be on strike, and then maybe I will be a little more understanding about why I'm now having to look at switching to e-billing for all of my utilities.  I've managed to hold off this long for most of my bills, and the prospect of relying on my email to tell me how much money I need to pay to keep my hydro running does not fill me with joy.

So stop messing with my morning and the small things that I take pleasure in to get through my long days at home with small children.  Bring me back my mail service!


Justine Teresa said...

right!? i don't want to switch to e-billing. if i did, i would have done it before.


Anonymous said...

Can they make you do that? What if you don't have a computer, like Grandpa? Just stand up and say no is what I say. ~mum

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