Sunday, January 29

No More Snail Mail from Ajami....

We used to have a small post office on Yefet: 2 friendly employees, a fairly long que waiting at any time, a good time to catch up with the latest neighborhood gossip.

Yet, like our market, the post is no longer, RIP, an ex-post office.
Why? No, this time we are not talking nasty real estate developers, nor collective punishment of Ajamis residents by a nasty bank's management (yes, after our only bank was damaged after a demonstration some years ago, the branch was closed and we have been bank-less ever since).
This time it is due to a typical Jaffa problem, bad infrastructure.
Suddenly the ground opened and where there used to be a floor, there now is a very big hole.
There have been times i wished for such a hole to suddenly open up and swallow me. This was not one of them.

Instead we have a locked door, a nicely worded note that the post office people are very sorry, but services have been terminated until further notice. No indication of when that might be, and what we should do in the mean time, where to get our registered mail in the mean time and generally what the elderly, for who a walk to the far away Jerusalem Boulevard branch is just a little too much, should do when they want to write their sons in the Gaza strip or their daughters in far away Uzbekistan..
There are such things as mobile post offices. All (illegal) settlements in the occupied territories have them.
Perhaps, maybe? Might they not just consider moving in a small postal caravan for the time being?
Come on guys, we need our mail, our social security, our pensions, we need to deposit cash for our relatives held under arrest or in jail, come on, we NEED YOU.

1 comment:

EL GRECO said...

bRAVO POUR CE bLOG
pOURVU QUE LA PAIX ET LA JUSTICE SOIENT AUX BOUTS DES CANONS
DANS 15 ANS LA PAIX?
espérons!
mais faites qu'on y prenne le chemin
Just Peace + Peace
El Greco
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