Thursday, September 30, 2010

What she wrote. What I read.

My husband and I were at an antique store and I found a postcard that was mailed 18 June 1918 from the Strand Palace Hotel in London.  I am kicking and bitch slapping myself now for not having scanned the postcard, but there are times when I can't always be perfect.

We bought the postcard and I decided to mail it to the General Manager of the Hotel.  I thought it was the coolest thing eva'!!

On Monday I received this email:

Dear Mr and Mrs Nubian,

Thank you very much for your letter dated the 18th September 2010. It was a pleasure to see this past picture of The Writing Room at the Strand Palace Hotel from the year 1918.

As you can imagine, over the years the hotel has received a lot of memorabilia regarding its history, but it is always a delight to receive new pictures and postcards.
The hotel has undergone a lot of changes since it was first opened. Currently we are completing a great refurbishment of our bedrooms, starting on the last floor of the 9 floors this coming Friday, 1st October. Once completed, the refurbishment will put a modern twist on this mature established building.

Kind regards,

Personal Assistant to the General Manager
Strand Palace Hotel

This is what I read:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Nubian:

Bloody hell not another piece of memorabilia bollocks.  We are constantly getting this rubbish and now have a basement full of this shit.  We are trying to change our image and we are now modern, get it, we are going modern. 

Thank you,

Ms.Assistant to the General Manager as he is too bloody busy to respond personally.

or maybe it is because I received this as well:

Dear Mrs. Nubian:

Thank you for submitting the application for the job of chief bottle washer and dog walker and poop picker upper.  We received an overwhelming response and at this time you are not invited to be a part of the interview pool.

Thank you


  1. I'm sure he was sincere (ish) - those big London hotels are rather customer focused. It's when you try to find a budget hotel in London that the fun begins and budget isn't cheap in London. I have heard it rains a lot in Oregon but that it's beautiful - it's certainly on the to visit list along with Washington State.

  2. I have an old postcard from this small store I bought in the Swiss Alps. It's about sixty years old and written in French. It was about a lady who had a fight with her husband, went on a trip alone, and sent him an apology via postcard. I love it. Best 50 cents I have ever spent.

  3. HAHA! Due to an "overwhelming response at this time", lol. I'm sure they get flooded with poop picker upper applications all the time. I mean just based on the picture, I'd drop my life in a heart beat to pick poo from their establishment :-)

  4. D: am I wrong if I think they were being sincere? They seemed sincere... *runs in front of a train for being gullible*

    You win the lovely blog award!

  5. @Pragmatic ~ yes they were, but the mood I was in, I read it differently. From now on I promise to only read mail after I have had a few glasses of wine.


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