No P.O. Box for me

For the last couple of weeks I felt this terrible urge of having my own P.O.Box. I don’t have much use for it, but I want one anyway.

Today I decided that it’s time to do something about it. So I went to the closest post office and told them what I want. I was prepared for all sorts of replies – from “Fill in this form” to “It’s August – the time of vacations. Please come back in September.” After living for so many years in this country such preparations happen automatically.

But I wasn’t ready for the response that I received. I bet I had a really stupid face there for a couple of seconds. The woman behind the desk said: “We currently don’t have any available boxes for rent. And we won’t have any this year. Please come back in March. Or in April.” That sounded like a lot even for Cyprus.

I’ll be checking other nearby post offices. If nothing else, I’ll share the P.O.Box with a friend of mine, who already has on.

4 thoughts on “No P.O. Box for me”

  1. Hmmm, shouldn’t that “consitering” be “considering”?

    Anyway, a box costs around £18 per year and there are discounts if you pay for two or three years at a time.

    I’ve had mine for ears now and it is great!

    If you can’t get a post office one, there are a number of private companies offering the service in Limassol. The only one that I can remember off the top of my head is opposite the Patticheon Theatre just off Pentadromoms traffic lights.

    Good luck!


  2. Chris,

    Thanks. Yes, now that you’ve mentioned it – I remember. I think the company is called Mailboxes or something like this. They have a few offices around the town.

    I’ll try with another post office and if that won’t work out, I’ll check that company’s offer.

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