Staff at the Post office have taken action
to entertain the crowds
Petersfield Post Office has taken the initiative in the ongoing queueing furore, by offering entertainment to its customers.
Some time ago the Post Office fitted a TV screen in its Petersfield branch, in front of the queue above the serving counter, which has been showing a cycle of adverts starring archetypal northern actor John Henshaw.
Now, however, Post Office officials have announced they have been granted the required permission to show many of the UK's favourite comedy shows - and these will now be broadcast continually from the moment the doors open to the time the branch shuts.
Anticipating the enormous wait that might lay ahead, customers can time their visit to the Post Office to coincide with their favourite shows. The final list has yet to be agreed but an early draft suggests fans of Porridge will do well to buy their stamps on a Monday, whilst those waiting to send a parcel overseas on a Saturday will be entertained by family favourite Only Fools and Horses.
Dee Livery, speaking for the Post Office, said: "We still have a few daft old pensioners who come in for their pension on a Thursday, so we thought that would be a good day to show Dad's Army.
"We are often accused of not planning ahead - well rest assured, any further deterioration in the service will see us showing feature-length films."