The network that keeps us posted

Sub-postmasters have a hard life, so it’s good to know there’s a representative body to look after them. Postmasternetwork claims to represent just over half of the UK’s postmasters, and has recently carried out a survey of its members to see how they’re getting on. And don’t postmasters (and, presumably, postmistresses) have to deal with some dunderheads?

There was the simpleton who tried to send a large parcel of sugar to South Africa (perhaps they don’t sell it in Cape Town) and was surprised at the cost; the nincompoop who called to ask why the milk hadn’t been delivered; and the addle-pated doltard who wanted to leave a message for a random member of the public who wasn’t answering the phone.

Strangely, though, the press release doesn’t mention the customer who handed over their benefit book and went away with some money, the customer who walked in with a shotgun and went away with some more money or the Government that closed down lots of Post Offices and kept hold of more money still.

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