Saturday, January 16, 2016

Another Saturday, another experience at Peabrain Central

So it's time again for the Saturday ritual - line up at Peabrain Central to collect the parcels that the cretin postie somehow randomly decided couldn't be delivered during the week.

Front up at the counter, hand over collect-me card and driver's licence, carefully turned UP so the correct address shows.

Postdroid looks at the card, looks at the licence, looks at the card, looks at the licence, looks at the card.  One more cycle and I'll assume it's gone into an endless loop and that I need to reset it with a slap upside the head.

Finally, the postdroid reaches the end of whatever if-then-else statement it was stuck in, and says: So... is the the current address?

Me:  Let's look at this logically.  I realise it's a new concept, I'll speak slowly.  The licence would have been issued at my current address at the time, yes?  There's a sticker on the back with a different address.  Again applying logic, that would post-date the issuance of the licence, with me so far?  Right, so that leaves us with a few possibilities.

(1)  I still live at the original address and somehow a change of address sticker with some random location has appeared on the back of the card.  Wonder how that happened?
(2)  There's an original address on the card, a change of address sticker which I could only get by, you know, actually moving to that address, but I've decided to mess with your head by moving back to the address where I lived at the time the card was issued.
(3)  I don't live at either of those addresses!  I've moved somewhere random, yet I still travel back to my old suburb to get my mail, because I have nothing better to do with my time and I just love coming here.
(4)  Or, we could experiment with the idea that because the address on the back of the licence matches the one on the collect-me card, it might just be the right one, yeah?

Which one are we going with?

Postdroid:  There's no need to be rude.

Me:  Available evidence very much suggests otherwise.  I would say obviously, but since I'm talking to someone that can't match up two fucking addresses out of three available, that may not be apparent.

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