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Post Office Blues

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I have just returned from an adventure I wish I never had. I also quiver with what is in store for me. We live in uncertain times.

At 7:30 am I set out to send an express letter by 24-hr post at the local post office on Derech Beit Lechem St, Jerusalem. I arrived at 7:40, hoping to be the first in line for 8 a.m. opening. As I turned the corner, I heard throngs of voices, and lo and behold saw no less that 40 souls all roaming about, waiting for the doors of heaven to open.

No one knew who was first, who was in middle land, and who was last. What generally should have been a simple process (distributing numbers) became a Kafkaesque cross between total pandemonium and a riot. The crowd was mixed, both in their ethnic origins and age. An enterprising man started making a list, which soon became an impossible task. Soon the post office door opened and the crowd flooded toward........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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