Saturday, December 19, 2009


Many of us will have watched this week's BBC TV Panorama programme about the state of the postal service. It was a balanced report, giving workers and management a chance to state their views.
They were delivering mail on our estate in Brigg around 8am today - a Saturday, in the run up to Christmas, and despite snowy/icy conditions.
Paying a visit to one local business earlier this week I noted a decent bottle of wine on the reception desk, together with a thank-you note to their postie.
Clearly the old concept of "Christmas boxes" has not entirely died out. And while on that topic, let's not forget the service Brigg households get from the North Lincolnshire Council refuse crews (not just one bin anymore!), the newspaper and milk delivery folk, and others whose efforts many of us, sadly, seem to take for granted.
Yes, they get paid for the job, but these workers don't exactly fall into the high-earner bracket.

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