Monday, April 12, 2021

Put A Stamp In It

Bath pensioner gets very, very, very worked up about the quality of stamps available in a Post Office in a WHSmith store

Right now, whilst most people are either worrying about the health of their friends and relatives or their next pay cheque during the coronavirus lockdown, a man named Dave French from Bath, Somerset has other priorities.

 

Last month, Mr French contacted SomersetLive to moan about the quality of service and stamps in his local WHSmith. Speaking to the local newspaper’s senior reporter Richard Mills, the 68-year-old remarked:

 

“I buy hundreds of pounds of postage stamps for correspondence and parcels. I prefer to buy sheets of commemorative stamps the first day they are issued. When legibly franked and postmarked they take on a second life… So, I was disappointed soon after the new Post Office in WHSmiths opened to be told that they had not received the new stamp issue.”

 

After returning on another occasion, after getting what he ‘thought’ he wanted, this moaning Minnie added:

 

“I returned a few days later to the Smiths Post Office and bought what was left of the newly issued stamps. Very attractive but when I got home I found they had been ripped across and parts of them missing. Somebody hadn’t noticed you are meant to use the perforations. What kind of staff were they employing?”

 

Mr French supposedly then visited again. This time, he found: “On my third and final attempt to get decent service in Smiths, there was the usual long queue, nowhere to sit and the priority was the staff fixing the self-service stamp machines.”

 

Summing up, the pensioner concluded by sharing his fury: “Speechless, I left and will not be returning… Ralph Allen [an 18th century British postal service reformer] will be turning in his mausoleum in Claverton churchyard… I won’t go back there.”

 

One thing is for sure about customer from hell Dave French’s decision: The workers of WHSmith and the Post Office of Bath will be eternally grateful.

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. He sounds like a very strange, very lonely man. Picking up on staff in Post Offices is not a very nice thing to be doing. I find the workers in the one in Eccleston Street in Belgravia very helpful always. Lovely people. They would be patient with Mr French but I bet they even would eventually tire of his behaviour.

  2. I’m absolutely shocked, who in their right mind could possibly consider tearing stamps in such a manner without using the proper perforations. It’s just vandalism. When you consider we are going through a world crisis not encountered for over a hundred years, it’s just not good enough, the post office staff need to get their act together. Never mind hand sanitizer or toilet rolls, we want our stamps perfectly scored along the perforations, if the end us nigh, let’s at least go out with some dignity.

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