I wonder what it’s like to work in the Post Office. What set me wondering was fetching a parcel on May 12 that had been posted in London on November 1 2021.

On the one hand, I was impressed that it reached me after six-and-a-half months of travel. No-one stole it. It wasn’t buried in a storeroom and eventually destroyed. It reached its intended destination. I didn’t realise this was still possible with the SA Post Office...

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