Dear Passport Office, There has been some bad press about you this week, and questions in Parliament, saying that there is a huge backlog of applications to process and that it is taking much longer than the normal four weeks. We have seen interviews on TV with angry people saying they are ‘disgusted’ with the service and that they are ‘gutted’ that their holiday of a lifetime might be in jeopardy. The application form says that the wait will be approximately three weeks, but on the news they are saying four. Well, I would just like to say that I am very pleased with your service and my new passport arrived on Wednesday, three weeks and one day after I had sent it for renewal.
Dear mobile phone, Why, why, why is it that your ‘smart’ facilities always seem to have a ‘go slow’ when I need to find something quickly? Even worse than the go slow is the 3G connection which is strong until I want to use it in a hurry, and then it goes to zero so I can’t do anything! Please sort yourself out.
Dear robins, I saw one of you earlier this week – hooray! I think you were an adult, so there’s still no sign of the young one.
Dear walking boots, I hope that an application of some waterproofing will give you a new lease of life. I really don’t want to have to buy new ones at this stage, when you are very comfortable and I have a long walk to complete in a few weeks. I was confident that you would have stood up to the rigours of the very wet climb of Snowdon last Saturday but the evidence of my wet socks at the end of it suggests that you are not as waterproof as you used to be.
Dear Weather Gods, Something must be making you happy these days. I am very much enjoying the warm and sunny weather that you have sent this week. Long may it continue.
I hope your Friday is good.