Sunday, 16 August 2015

take a hike

Are you tired of a sedentary lifestyle?  Are household chores not giving you enough daily activity?  Do you constantly feel tired and lacking of energy?  Have no get up and go?  No vim?  No vigour?  Feel kind of bleh?

Are you experiencing the need to get more exercise?  Do you feel the desire to get out in the fresh air more often?  A desire to lead a more active life?

Have you ever said to yourself, "If only I had a reason to go for a daily walk.  If only I could make myself go outside every day, no matter what.  If only someone would force me to get out there for the good of my health."

If this describes you, you're in luck.  You can now take a hike, courtesy of Canada Post, on a daily basis.  That's right, TAKE A HIKE.  MOUSES!

Just picture it.  A bitterly cold January day after a heavy snowfall.  The wind is blowing and conditions are almost blizzard-like.  Previously, you might have decided to skip your daily exercise routine.  Skip that daily walk.  Weather out there is just too darn frightful.  Who would willingly go outside in that?

But now, thanks to Canada Post's decision to cancel urban door-to-door mail delivery, you have to go outside.  You have to brave the elements.  You'll be forced to trudge through snowbanks and slip and slide on icy sidewalks.  Forced to get out there in the fresh air and be active.

And in the summer when the temperature soars and the humidex is stifling, instead of lazing about in front of an air conditioner, you'll be hiking down the street to collect your mail.  Remember to wear sunscreen.  You don't want to get a burn.

Are you a senior who has allowed worry over icy sidewalks and broken bones to stop you from walking in winter?  Has worry over heat exhaustion on hot summer days with poor air quality stopped you from exercising outside in summer?

You won't allow those worries to stop you any more because now you have your very own personal trainer.

Deepak Chopra, head of Canada Post, has heard your desire to lead a more active lifestyle.  In 2013 he told Parliament that Canadian seniors will welcome the cancellation of urban door-to-door mail delivery because they want to be healthy and more active.  I say, what better way to do that than to be forced to get out there and hike to the nearest super mailbox?  Wherever that may be.

And remember, you don't want to miss a day.  No matter what the weather, you'll want to get out there and hike to that mailbox because Canada Post recommends picking up mail at super mailboxes on a daily basis to avoid having it stolen.  MOUSES!

In case you missed it, Canada Post is discontinuing all urban door-to-door mail delivery and replacing it with super mailbox to super mailbox delivery, instead.

There are some pretty upset peeps out there because of this.  So upset, in fact, that one city mayor took a jack-hammer to the concrete slab where Canada Post planned to plant a new mailbox, just last week.   He was making a point, he said.

Not a lot of peeps find these super mailboxes to be very super at all.  They're big and awkward and kind of ugly and where already in use, appear to be somewhat vulnerable to theft.  MOUSES!

City peeps are complaining that because of their size, they'll be difficult to place. Cities are going to need an awful lot of them and city streets are already filled with bus shelters and benches and the like. Not every street will be able to accommodate them.  Did I mention they were super big?

MOUSES!  That must be why they're called super.  THEY'RE SUPER-SIZED!!!

Super-sized like a fast-food meal.  No wonder Canada Post is feeling the need to be the personal trainer of Canadians.  MOUSES!

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like dey really needed Nissy to be senator up dere in da Canookistan.

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  2. Dang, we get mostly junk mail so I would just let it sit and pile up! MOUSES!!!

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    1. We actually have one of those supposedly super mailboxes already, living out here in the boon docks. Peeps get junk mail and sometimes just toss the stuff around. They'll tuck it in at the top of the box. LIKE IT'S GONNA STAY THERE. MOUSES!

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  3. What Brian says is true in our house too. But we have heard they are planning to do this in the US of A. Mom can't imagine how anything would be secure at all in a Super Mailbox.

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    1. Supposed to safer because of the keys and stuff but the truth is, a whole bunch of peeps have had mail stolen. BIG problem in certain areas, for sure. MOUSES!

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  4. Those super-sized mailboxes sound super crazy! MOUSES!

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  5. This sounds like an awful idea! If that happened where we lived, my human would opt to get all important mail online, and not by the USPS at all. Then she'd never go to the mailbox.

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    1. Yeah, we already have one but we live in the country where there's room to put these gigantic monsters up. They are icky. Peep can't order seeds or plants in the summer because if they're left in the box, they back. MOUSES!

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  6. That is awful. A lot of small towns near us have to use PO Boxes, there is no home delivery there, but at least the mail is safe in the post office. If Canada won't deliver, they should at least do something like that.

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    1. I don't think the post offices in cities would be big enough to house mail boxes for everyone living there. Home delivery for them is best. purrs

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  7. Why do the peeps in charge always say it is to benefit all us ordinary peeps? Everyone knows the only ones who benefit is them.

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    1. Peeps will be peeps, I guess. *sighs* MOUSES!

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  8. Flabbergasted at such silliness - what peeps in power think is progress is usually the dumbest idea effur! Purrlease bring back peeps with common sense asap!

    Hiya Seville, loving what mew're doing in Nissy's absence, great job!

    Purrs Basil & Co xox

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    1. You know what? I think some peeps sit around just trying to think of what dumb thing they'll do next. MOUSES!

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  9. oh, dear. we wonder how that'll affect condo deliveries? Grammy (and we 5) live in a condo. Already she only goes for mail twice a week unless she has to be out after mail delivery time and she'll check the box on her way in.
    Well, it might be easier than our attempts at Exercising Grammy in our blog if there was one out there on the street somewhere. BUT it's NOT GOOD! No, not at all! Imagine the chaos if we were sent to retrieve the mail. Nope. That won't work for us.

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    1. I know! Can you imagine all those peeps out on the loose, looking for their mail? All at once? MOUSES!

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  10. What an awful idea ! We agree with Flynn ! Purrs

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  11. Errr....Where wes lives has NEVER/EVER had to the door delivery. We sort of remembers it, a zillion years ago...in Cumberland...oops. that was before me so the last time Mommy and Daddy had a mail person in Canada was in 1992! Since then, wes always had to walks to a community wall of boxes...wait...Mommy had to does that in Cumberland too....must has been Calgary in 1987 before Mommy and Daddy moved to BC and the only pet they has was Kokanee....Hmmm...seems to mes that Western Canada has not had Mail peoples forever.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Yeah, we have a super mailbox, too, but we live in the country. I can TOTALLY understand how these mailboxes will be a problem for city folks. Cities are crowded enough! Don't need a whole whack of super mailboxes - that aren't super - cluttering up the streets, too. purrs

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  12. Good grief......that will be beyond inconvenient for MANY peeps......my Dad complains now about having to walk down our 500 foot driveway to our mailbox - imagine if he had to do a "super mailbox" run! EEEEEK!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. You have a five hundred foot driveway? MOUSES! Who does all the shovelling? purrs

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  13. UGH isn't it awful?!!! I mean..... I just don't see the logic, you know!?
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I don't either. Some peeps are going to have to go so very far in order to pick up their mail because of this. MOUSES!

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  14. Good grief! We still have our post delivered through the front door!! But then our island is so small and the houses are so close together! have to say, though, Seville, that peeps are very weird sometimes!!

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    1. In the cities here some houses are super close, too. Going to be a BIG problem to find places for all those not-so-super mailboxes, for sure. MOUSES!

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