Monday, December 6, 2010


The postman, much like my former comrades at UPS hates the holiday season. Tons of extra catalogs, flyers, adverts and holiday cards each day hamstrung with unsympathetic management insisting upon faster, faster. That's they why they go postal. You can't blame them.

Our mailman got a truck for the season. He had been tooling about town in a Jeep thingy, that was on its last legs 4 years ago. Now he can complain about the load in comfort. At least until he gets to our house, where he is overcome with fits of amusement.

Along with Harry and David, Hermes has seen fit to add the Toad's to their mailing list.

Naturally, I was blamed. 130 color glossy pages of "just a little somethings". In the spirit of if you need to ask, The World of Hermes Magazine, August/Winter 2010 edition is a little light on product, yet long on moody French country photos.

I would have preferred a bit more scarf and accessories to hungry boys and girls looking sad. Native French existentialism on a dreary winter morning leaves me chilled.

I was brought up short by the photo below. It is a genuine fear of mine, to wake up to the remnants of Noah's ark having a tussle in our drawing room. Some dream of teeth, I dream of Santa's sleigh. Gone bad.



David said...

I can't help it, I adore the French. And these photos. And those ridiculously expensive blankets with the H's woven into them.

Patsy said...

Hhmmm, doesn't exactly make me want to run right over and buy a scarf at lunch.

Hilton said...

Do you mind revealing what your capacity was with UPS? I have a personal story that may be of interest to you. Is there a way to contact you via email? I'm not set up for Apple Mail. Thank you.

Toad said...

Hilton, my email address may be found in my profile section.

During my college years, every laborer at UPS had to be a student. The jobs were part time, paid very well, and had full benefits. I began as an unloader of over the road trucks, and eventually became a sorter. For the time, place, and stage of my life it was probably the best job I have ever had.

I can't wait to hear from you

Hilton said...

Sorry, I am not able to access it as it forces me to set up Apple Mail. It is an article written about me by Chris Hedges. You will find it of interest. Thanks again.

Toad said...

Darn technology Hilton, try this.

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