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.