And the decision is . . . that I will make a decision later. I want to get this written before I go to the Numismatic Society and decision making will only delay it.. The talk is History’s Great Names in Coins. It is, according to the speaker going to be “a bit different” and “interactive”. This could go either way. If it’s ground-breakingly brilliant I will come straight back and tell you. If it isn’t, I’ll eat my tea first and then tell you.
To be honest, I don’t generally favour new things, so it’s unlikely my evening meal will be delayed. However, we do have a member who tends to start ranting in a disconnected way halfway through most talks and it will be fun to see how he takes it. It is, as we are often told, wicked to mock the afflicted, so I won’t. On the other hand you can’t blame me for wondering what is going to happen. Will he be engrossed? Or will he be provoked into louder than usual ranting?
A letter arrived for me today. It has taken five weeks to get from the USA to Nottingham and is actually two days quicker than forecast. It seems like a long time. I won’t say anything derogatory about the US Mail system, because it’s generally not too bad and I’m sure it has problems that ours doesn’t, such as long distances, bad weather and bears. These, of course, are all minor inconveniences compared to the challenges faced by the Pony Express and the early Air Mail pilots.
The mail system over here just got a bit of a reprieve with some new legislation. Hopefully things will start looking up.
We had two returns today – one from Germany because the customs added an extra charge and the customer refused the delivery, one from Cyprus after six months as it seems to have been lost. We have already refunded the customers and have lost the postage money on each one. Things definitely need to improve.
I now know the talk was good
I am good at disconnected ranting but I have never tried it at an illustrated talk.
It’s not something I would encourage.
The bears are clearly delaying my mail…
I once watched a programme on beekeeping in New York State – bears are a problem there too. 🙂
That explains so much
On the farm we had a problem with woodpeckers and thought that was bad!