Friday, October 15, 2010

Chichén-Itzá, Mexico

Well, it's Friday...which by some latest logic means it's time to post some cards....i really dont know how i got stuck into this routine and why posting during the week become mission impossible....i mean, due to the latest change of events, i have much less free time and im really tired...but i didnt really expect id get THIS lousy....

And here is a card from my 'oh-i-want-a-card-from-there-oh-so-badly' country...ha, getting sort of sarcastic here, but it's nice to be able to use them regarding certain events...and today it is exactly two weeks since we AGAIN stopped talking to each other FOR GOOD....well, if he wants it to be like that, let it be like that...really, each time i get the impression that every single time he just kept looking for a reason of why we should not talk anymore ever again, and this time he found himself a pretty good one due to 'my fault'...so, there you go...back to the same old crappy status of always....meaning i will probably never get to see  Chichén-Itzá.....at least not with him....sad, eh....after all these years...but...im not gonna interfere anymore where im not wanted..really...when that person doesnt even bother to see your side of story and doesnt even believe what you say, but is persistent to sticking to his own point of view...well, not much i can do there...at least not for someone who aint interested in it...

Sorry for this pathetic rambling...but sometimes one just has to get it out of the system...coz when the person concerned doesnt want to listen, this blog doesnt complain and always willingly accepts whatever may happen to be on my mind...and im really grateful for that.

As for Chichén-Itzá.....this is what the back of the card says....This is a magnificent structure of Toltec influence of 24 metres height with stairs on each side and a small temple at the top. There is also an interior  temple which has a throne of red stone representing a jaguar with jade eyes.

Well, it's impressive in the least hand...and the Mayan civilization is one of the most fascinating things to me that has ever happened....

no real stamp on the card....i guess quite a lot of PO's in the world suffer either from the lack of stamps or from lazy postal workers....and now, i dont know if you have noticed, but this postal sticker, apart from the date and the price, also bears an item called 'destination'....and do you see whats actually written there?? It says RUSSIA! I really dont get it what kind of people are being employed at the post offices, but on many many occasions they have 'surprised me' with their total lack of knowledge on what their actual profession is...how could one write Russia, when the address clearly say 'Macedonia'...I mean, my country would be so proud to know all the points in the world it has been mistaken for so far....

btw, in case you soon receive a card from me which instead of a stamp will bear a sticker like this, i apologise in advance.but i cant always control this, regardless how much i try to give the best out of me.....

3 comments:

Heather said...

I went to Mexico in April and attempted to send postcards. They spoke not ONE WORD of english so there was a lot of miming!

In Zhihuatenaho, she weighed each postcard then typed the country name into the computer. She found all countries but 'The Netherlands'. There was no way to mime it so I suggest to her "Holland" and she said, "AHHH, Holanda!" However though she now knew the old name, her computer had been updated and she couldnt find Holland. She suggested doing what happened to yours, sending it somewhere nearby. Umm no thanks (plus she suggested we send it to New Zealand which doesnt really neighbour the Netherlands lol).

In the end I took that postcard back and posted it in a bigger city. Each of those rurally sent postcards arrived with the label but in the next city they gave me actual stamps. I dont think rural areas carry stamps.

Ana said...

now im starting to wonder why they couldnt find Macedonia....either it was under FYROM or under Yugoslavia :)
Though Russia aint any near at all to Macedonia....but New Zealand to the Netherlands?!!! ha ha ha ha....i had to laugh out loud at that one...I guess she thought since they are 'neighbours' alphabet wise, they must be somewhere near each other :)

but well, it is always funny to come across cases like this regardless how frustrating they can be at the particular moment :)

Jinan said...

waw!
your post is so cool, I love the idea and I'd love to send you some postcards from Lebanon!
I'm a postcard lover myself and I appreciate your efforts to keep updating this beautiful informative blog!