… TO THE QUESTION that has seen me tossing and turning at nights over the years and has, no doubt, troubled most of you in a similar manner. It is such a relief to have, at long last, learned this figure.
I am indebted to Mr Graham Burridge, Bridport’s affable postmaster, for finally putting my mind at rest. What, on earth, a very few of you might be asking, is the question?
I would have thought that it was obvious. How much does it cost to send a policeman’s helmet by first class post to another address in this country?
Now, just like me, you have the answer and will be able to stun your friends and relatives with the breadth of your knowledge.
So how did I come by this invaluable piece of information?
Well, just the other day, I was killing a few minutes in the post office queue idly wondering if I should just buy a couple of stamps or be really annoying and ask for a form allowing me to export a consignment of jam and Dorset Knobs to Botswana.
Anyway, whilst my mind was pondering the question a Bobby, as we used to call them, was using the counter service. All the better to bellow at old cloth ears behind the barricade that keep us out and the staff in, he removed his headgear and placed it on the scales beside him
That’s when the huge glowing red LCD numbers lit up and gave me the fascinating nugget of information which I have now shared with Bladderistas around Dorset.
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