Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Letterboxes With Vaginismus

I hate PVC letterboxes. I hate them with a passion.
All morning I have been delivering Flower Show Schedules and Flower Show Committee letters to the majority of the 200 houses in the village, most of which seem to have new PVC doors, and my hands are sore with the effort it takes jamming an envelope through a bristle lined letterbox which is designed to keep anything and everything on the outside of the home rather on the inside.
My heart goes out to the postman. Faced with these plastic gin traps, I'd rather cope with picking up my giro every two weeks rather than earn a salary from the Royal Mail.
Anyhow , in the great scheme of things, I suppose, whinging about a "tight box " isn't the most important, so I shall finish my coffee and will get stuck in with gardening.


I'm drinking my coffee at the kitchen table. Mary is sat opposite, on the Prof's chair watching my every move. She slept with us last night because something scared her in the kitchen at 2 am and she barked the house down.
I wondered just why I was so tired today.

Anyhow I shall leave you with the Prof's latest Twitter comment.



53 comments:

  1. I love the photo of Mary at the table. If a word balloon was coming out of her mouth, I wonder how it might read... "Please may I have a scotch egg too Daddy?"

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    1. You beat me to it. That is a face of love scotched eggs and Daddy.

      cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    2. Shes such a sweetie ..she sat like this for over an hour

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  2. All Mary needs is a cuppa.

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  3. Love the shoes!

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  4. Love the shoes, Mary looks cute in that photo 😊

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  5. "Grandma, what big feet you have!"

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  6. When I first saw the breakfast table photograph, I thought you had a needlepoint cushion with a jolly dog motif. It's even more jolly to realize that's no needlepoint...that's Mary!

    We don't have many door letterboxes around here, and I have definitely never seen one like the ones you tussled with. Bet the postal workers wear gloves.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Me too. I thought someone had done a really great painting of Mary.

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  7. Is the joke that you only brushed one of his shoes or is my eye sight wonky? One is better than none; shoe brushed, I mean, not dog in bed.

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    1. I polished both of them until they shone

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  8. feed that poor dog something!

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  9. Why is it that some of the most pretty places in Britain are fitted with some of the ugliest PVC door and window furniture? Give me draughts any day.

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  10. Love the photo of Mary and the shoe Twitter.

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  11. A good laugh. Oh, that Mary. *love*

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  12. Lovely Mary, great shoes. I deliver leaflets for the village community centre & know what you mean about the letter boxes: some of them have a spring action like a mouse trap !

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  13. Nothing wrong with a tight box.
    Not sure about the bristles though....

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    1. Dont knock em if you havent tried them

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    2. bwhahahahahaha! "tight box"

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  14. I realise totally beside the point but... I am so glad you have one of those food cover things with the flamingo on because I have been avoiding buying one - just cannot justify it - but now I can come back and look at it in this post. Totally superficial and nonsense I realise, but there you go! After a days slog of working that is where my mind is!!

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  15. Mary must've been caught in the full moon's beam during the night. It really does have an effect!

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  16. I have never heard of tight vagina letter slots. How awful for you.

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    1. Because of those letterboxes, some postmen have begun to reinterpret the term "special delivery".

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  17. Mary has perfect table manners; elbows off the table.
    Greeting Maria x

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  18. I think she's saying "Well Dad, if there's no Scotch eggs, I'll have two pieces of toast and marmalade and a cup of tea please."

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  19. Using a spatula or a wooden spoon to gain access can help prevent the pain caused by a tight box.

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  20. Mary is cute!

    Am nosy, what important day is it?

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  21. She's come to the party...give her something!

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  22. Mary has such a dear little face. That would cheer me up any day.

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  23. Poor Mary, she looks like she appreciated your warmth last night. Postal deliverers in New Zealand have refused to deliver to certain snap-trap boxes here, and I don't blame them. We had to get a new box when the positively lethal one delivering into our garage still didn't keep the driving rain out. A plastic pouch one on the garden wall has cured the problem. Glad the Prof appreciated your shoe cleaning skills.

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    1. He had a very inportant few days meetings etc.....it was the least i could do..........i just strimmed the field

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  24. I walk down the street to where mailboxes are standing, in a solid wall , like you would in an apt building but this is standing alone .. with flowers growing all around, birds nearby and I take my little key and open the mailbox and get my letters and then go to the pool area across from the mailboxes where there are parks and benches and I look at my mail and appreciate the warmth.
    Life here might get boring but as of now, I am really appreciating being here.

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  25. My husband wanted to be a gynaecologist. He practised through a letter box lol.

    Sue R

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  26. I deliver leaflets for the " Harpenden Society" and one of the letter boxes is only about 4 inches wide. I can fold the leaflet to get it through, but I wonder how the postie get a lot of bigger stuff in! Weird letter box!

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  27. You need someone to answer your fan club letters - like Ringo.

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    1. I do try! Sometimes real life just gets in the way

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  28. Watch it, I have been told those things bite.

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    1. mine has snapped, but never bitten anyone.

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  29. Mary appears to have something so say?

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    1. Lol strange as it seems she just sits and watches...i caught her on our bed this morning...she was wide awake at five, and was just gazing out of the window..

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  30. Patience is a virtue, Mary, and what a virtuous puppy you are!! I hope it paid off for you!!

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  31. Mary is so cute. I feel your pain, I've been delivering EU referendum leaflets for 2 weeks, it gives you very sore hands !!!

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    1. I STILL DO NOT know what im going to vote

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  32. sweet little mary is growing up quickly. pretty girl!

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  33. White PVC doors, windows, letter boxes, etc, will all be regretted one day. They are horrendous.

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  34. Hahaha... at first glance I thought... how did you get Mary to sit tight under a box with her head out of the hole ... then I read the intro again and could then see the chair...*sigh* it was a long day! On another note love the shoes very Prof like I think.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  35. Mary has an adorable little face :) Nice that the prof appreciated your shine.

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