Fantastic News everyone .. . .no more sleepless nights worrying over my lost key.
No more fretting that your friend on the farm is becoming . .. shall we say .. . a little less than sharp?
No more fretting that there is a sinister plot to steal my bills out from under me.
I ran up to the community mailbox yesterday on the way to my coiffure and . .. . shoot .. .I didn't have my camera with me again. .
There was a small poster. . .which said.
Have you lost a mailbox key? Please inquire .. .
So, I moseyed on in and "inquired" about the found key. . .and there she was. . with a large piece of masking tape encasing her describing her as lost.
I thanked the lady profusely and went back to the mailbox where I gleefully picked up the days bills.
Upon my arrival home after my coiffure I quickly picked up the telephone and called Canada Post again .. . fantastic news again. . .I had success reaching the nice man on my first ring.
I confided in him again that I had lost my key and had called to have my box rekeyed and now I found my key and would no longer need to have my box rekeyed. . .and he said.
Oh .. let me check your reference number. . .(which I had not lost).
The man tells me that the box was rekeyed this morning but no matter I should carry on and they would set the new keys aside for someone else to use.
Now this perplexed me. . .how should I get into my newly rekeyed box with my old set of keys?
He paused for dramatic effect or else for thought. . .I wasn't sure which. . .and said. . Oh did you try the key today? Yes, I said and it worked. . .it shouldn't if it has been rekeyed. . .
He again paused for dramatic effect. . .and said .. oh. . .well, everything is fine then?
Yes, I suppose it is .. .
I thanked the nice Canada Post man for his trouble and rang off.
And that . . .my friends is the end of the key saga.
I'm sure you are as happy as I am about that.
Have a wonderful day, I'm breaking my fast in town with my beloved...
(PS. . .I'm reading a novel about Queen Mary of England and I've taken on a few of their lovely phrases. . . my poor man)