It is not often I have to use stamps nowadays. For a while now, I have been putting two stamps on letters, figuring the price to have gone up. Probably. But I ran out of my dwindling supply earlier this week. I was a smidge nonplussed to find that I had missed the last two price hoicks and that a standard stamp was now 60c.
So, thinking to future-proof myself, I bought ten of the blighters, and they came in this little booklet thing, with the title 'Long Weekend'. What sort of a country has a stamp series dedicated to the long weekend?
Bloody brainwashing, I think it is. In the City Circle (metro, tube, subway) there are billboards spruiking the value of taking holidays. All work and no play ... that sort of fiddling with the neurones. This new stamp issue is along those broad lines.
There seems to be 5 stamps in the series: Long Weekend 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Tweaking the old grey matter to the very end, they don't have a stamp for the Long Weekend 2000s ... 'cause too many people don't take them. Geddit?
I am at least grateful that they didn't include the ubiquitous apostrophe in their stamp subtitles.