When the postman knocks…

2015-09-26 10.00.01

my new passion…

Most days the postman hands me letters, which are either:

  • Demanding payment; or
  • Explaining I have less in the bank than I thought; or
  • Pleas for donations;  or
  • Offering double glazing and two for one wisdom teeth extractions; or
  • Selling me a variety of curries, pizzas and some rather strange fishy exotics

But today the postman and I shared a smile because I received a post card – what my nana called a ‘ppc’: she was always ahead with the acronyms – from Charli Mills way out yonder in Idaho – indeed, from where I sit, Charli is probably yonderer than that.

I haven’t had a postcard in yonks. Made my morning, you see because she knows that I am incapable of grown up behaviour near elastic ropes. This post from December last year for those who weren’t visiting here then might explain it.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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29 Responses to When the postman knocks…

  1. Autism Mom says:

    I suddenly am getting an image of Wile E Coyote …

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ritu says:

    Its great to get something real in the post!!!!


  3. noelleg44 says:

    Have you been vertical bungee jumping yet? The ultimate rubber band! What funny card!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. That’s Charli. She’s a thoughtful, generous soul. Also, funny. 😀 Postcards are awesome.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Great postcard, have fun vertical bungee jumping!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rachel M says:

    Ben always sends me a postcard whenever he goes away. He’s quite old fashioned like that. He doesn’t have a smart phone either.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sacha Black says:

    This is my absolute fave kind of post. I collect unusual postcards – strictly unusual – but a surprise on in the post… Well now that’s just being spoilt! What a lovely lovely gift 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Charli Mills says:

    Makes my day that you got this! I’ve been giggling since I first saw the ppc and thought of you!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Norah says:

    That’s hilarious! Love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The only snail mail we get these days are demanding something… I agree that getting a real birthday card or postcard is a red letter day! hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    When was the last time you received a real card or postcard through the mail rather than demands from the government or some state elected utility company.. pop over and tell Geoff Le Pard…he loves getting mail


  12. My Dad always used to send me postcards of his travels. which I have pinned on my corkboard in the kitchen.It was always a pleasure discovering what they had been up to once i deciphered his writing!!

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  13. Just remember; if you miss the postman, he/she will be back. After all, “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” right?

    If you prefer the original:

    Oops- you said “knocks” not “Rings” lol

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  14. macjam47 says:

    I love postcards, but they are apparently passe now. I remember the postcards my grandparents sent me and each of my 5 siblings when we were young.They usually said something simple, like “We are having fun. Miss you, Love G & G.” They were special. They were sent to us with a special message and showed us some of the beautiful places they saw.

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