On Friday I stopped in at the Unionville post office during their lunch break to collect my mail. An acquaintance walked in carrying two very large parcels and was surprised to find the counter closed. She didn't realize that the postal employees take a break each day and was mock-irritated, saying that the post office should be open all day because this isn't a rural area anymore.
"Hush your mouth!" I said with a smile.
Good-naturedly, she observed that we suffer the inconveniences of suburbia now, so we might as well enjoy the benefits as well.
"Is that your rant for the day?" I asked.
She laughed and thought for a moment.
"Yes," she replied. "At least, we'll say it is."