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'Please tut loudly from here': Impatient queuers delivered cheeky signs by Shrewsbury post office

By Nick Humphreys | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Impatient queuers at a Shropshire post office have been delivered a cheeky set of instructions while they wait.

The cheeky signs were outside Abbey Foregate post office. Pics: Chris Kelsall

Signs have been put up outside Abbey Foregate post office in Shrewsbury for customers to read as they wait.

The magnificently sarcastic notices include instructions to "Please sigh heavily from here", "Please tut loudly from here" and finally "You made it... you're next", for the customer next in line.

The cheeky signs were outside Abbey Foregate post office. Pics: Chris Kelsall

They also say: "Due to the continuing coronavirus lockdown, we are operating a one in, one out system. To abide by the 2m distancing and workplace rules, there is just one person working here.

"Thank you for your patience."

The cheeky signs were outside Abbey Foregate post office. Pics: Chris Kelsall

Postmistress Caroline Jones said the signs went down a storm with customers and people have been having a good laugh about them.

"They've been so well received," she said. "People have been laughing in the queue. People will find themselves tutting, then they'll read the sign.

"There was a young lad in here and when he went out to let an old lady in she said 'I can stop tutting now'. It's getting people talking to each other and having a laugh."

She added: "It's hard work at the post office at the moment, like everywhere. I'm doing 9am until 1pm on the counter at the moment, and then doing all the business post in the afternoon. It's the only way I can keep both sides going."

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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