Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Walk Eighty-six – Ireland – the new silicon valley – ha!

Can you believe this – apparently there is no guaranteed postage service in Ireland and so even if you’ve booked flights, accommodation, services, ashes scattering ceremonies, if you haven’t received the form to give permission to have your loved one cremated, and returned it in time in advance of the cremation, it can’t be done. When you suggest e-mail they say ‘I’ll ask if the crematorium have the e-mail and would they be sending the e-mail to 86 High Street?’ Then, when dictating an e-mail address you have to explain that ‘at’ is the funny ‘a’ with a curl around it. And as for the solicitor sizzling in the white heat of the technology in his offices, he must have worked really hard to create a 9.5mb pdf of a two page black and white document – the most I can manage is about one megabyte when I’m creating a pdf of a 20 page full colour magazine!

Oh and this was an early morning walk before the funeral arranging grindstone!


Blogger Alison said...

What is happening to my comments? Something is eating them. Again, your text here is wonderful - I could get the accent and expression exactly in my head - reminds me of Dr Findlay's Casebook. And your little painting is so true to the English summer fields

10:53 am  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I loved the last sentence--so funny! I'm glad you're able to find humor during such a difficult time.

8:08 am  

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