With that rather comforting cosmic predictability, Wednesday has arrived, hard on the heels of Tuesday night; and we can all breathe a word of thanks that South African officialdom has not yet got their greedy little paws on electronic communications – yet. More of this below…
For now, we can take out our frustrations on a poor defenceless Old Master. Today’s
subject of scholarly effort victim is Johannes Vermeer
Yes dear Reader, South African postal services are yet again in the midst of a postal strike. True to form, it appears that it is not enough to simply protest how terribly hard done by they are; it is necessary to show the true colours by looting, destroying and injuring; amongst other endearing characteristics. You can read more about it here. If you are reluctant to corroborate the story, I include an image that is doing the rounds on Facebook (credit unknown), taken of the Benoni Post Office on 6 October 2014.
With the current backlog (of post that hasn’t already been destroyed or stolen) standing at six weeks (and who knows how long the strike will still last?), my recommendation is to make use of your friendly courier service. It might be more expensive, but the chances are better that the recipient will actually get the goods.