November 2017 by Oana Cazacu-Arion
Good Post Office with friendly staff and a limited but practical range of postal products. They have a photo booth, a candy/toy dispenser and a coin operated car ride. Not sure why envelopes are so expensive, though. I buy mine elsewhere. One thing that bothered me a few weeks ago was that I saw a young European lady being interrogated about her Moneygram transaction. This young lady had a toddler with her and was being asked all sorts of things: where she knew the man she was sending money to (her dad) from, where he lives, if he's always lived there, and all sorts of things that I found to be unnecessary and distasteful. I should know, because I understood everything the young lady was saying. I realised immediately that she's my conational, and that she wasn't proficient in English. I'd used Moneygram before, at loads of post offices and news agents', and I'd never seen anything like it. If this is routine procedure at this post office, it needs to change. If I'd been in that young lady's shoes, I would have taken my business online. The MG website doesn't prod you like that. In fact, they ask you absolutely nothing. Anyway, that's the one thing that bothered me. Otherwise, this post office is small but nice, and I visit it several times per month when I buy my stamps and packaging supplies. I don't even need to do that. It would be cheaper to just buy them online. But it's a nice pitstop on my way to the high street. I like the architecture of the building.