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...to think taking a cup of tea to the Post Office is a good idea?

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LovelyCuppa Sat 03-Sep-11 16:23:31

I have to take back a parcel. I've left it late because I've been busy, it's Saturday afternoon and it'll be rammed because it closes in an hour.

It's only a short walk to the post office, about five minutes, so I thought I might as well take a cup of tea and the papers to pass the time. If I'm careful to leave a good inch in the top of the cup for safety I think this is reasonable no?

VivaLeBeaver Sat 03-Sep-11 16:25:40

I think you might get some very funny looks. grin

You could go the whole hog and take your own chair as well!

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 03-Sep-11 16:26:19

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birdsofshoreandsea Sat 03-Sep-11 16:26:46

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LovelyCuppa Sat 03-Sep-11 16:27:10

Can't carry a chair, tea, papers and parcel. Otherwise I would!

nickelbabe Sat 03-Sep-11 16:28:13

can't you take it in a flask?

i think it's a great idea!

bigbadbarry Sat 03-Sep-11 16:28:23

Sounds extremely sensible to me - perhaps in a flask though for H&S smile

LynetteScavo Sat 03-Sep-11 16:29:24

Don't you own one of these?

The perfect thing for popping to the PO with a cup of tea.

carpwidow Sat 03-Sep-11 16:29:45

Well just collect the parcel and then label up the chair, teapot and papers and have the Post Office forward them on to you next week! Just think, if you're not in when they try to deliver next week, this could go on for weeks!

zukiecat Sat 03-Sep-11 16:31:25

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Quenelle Sat 03-Sep-11 16:31:33

I think it's a great idea. No one would bat an eyelid if you went in carrying a Starbucks cup would they? What's the difference?

ChippingIn Sat 03-Sep-11 16:32:21

You could try being grateful the post office is open on a Saturday afternoon - ours isn't.

They'll probably just think you are barking.

bridesofshore - I always pick up a take away latte if I have to go to the laundrette - but I do like your idea!

SarahStratton Sat 03-Sep-11 16:32:59

DDs and I have thermal sippy cups for the school run etc. They are a godsend and I am permanently welded to mine now. 'Never knowingly without coffee' is my motto.

LovelyCuppa Sat 03-Sep-11 18:53:48

Well I went in with a flask as a compromise. And the sneaky bastards were being efficient! There was no queue and four cashiers to choose from.

I'm glad I decided against taking a bag of spuds to peel for tea ;)

LeoTheLateBloomer Sat 03-Sep-11 18:54:57

My local post office has a sofa and tea and coffee making facilities grin

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