Of course, I send ebooks by email.
And online lessons are delivered, well, online.
So I never actually post anything, thank God. (Have you been in an Italian post office??)
Occasionally, I need to phone someone, say if they’ve written a duff email address and my ebook delivery email keeps bouncing back.
Or maybe if I just fancy a chat…
Ideally, we wouldn’t collect such information.
But this is a very, very small business and we don’t have coders to modify the standard shop software.
Ever seen an order form that doesn’t require an address and a phone number?
Sales tax, probably.
Yesterday, I was filling out a job application form which wanted to know how many children I had, and the age and sex of each one.
(N.b. If you want to order something, but strongly object to being asked for your name, address and phone number, feel free to write ‘4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey’, or similar…)
As things stand, though, I get to see where people live (or say they live), which often piques my curiosity…
Possum Avenue, for example.
Or Poet’s Walk.
I wonder if Possum Avenue is desert-like, or lined with eucalyptus trees swaying in the breeze?
And the poet?
Is she, or he, roaming the Highlands of Scotland?
Or just on their way to pick up the kids from school?
I’d love to live in either location, rather than in oh-so-boring Via Sant’Anna.
(Wikipedia: According to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. Mary’s mother is not named in the canonical gospels nor in the Qur’an.)
I know well what a poet is, as a result of reading the marvellous (and free) emails sent out by the Poetry Foundation.
If you could use some culture, do subscribe to their ‘Poem of the Day’ newsletter (literally a poem each day) by clicking here and checking the ‘Poem of the Day’ box.
But what on earth is a possum?
Turns out that there are two sorts, one Australian and one North-American (a little like ebook buyers, or online students…)
PestStrategies.com has a useful guide, from which this extract (the bolding is mine):
The Australian possum has a round body shape and thick fur which is often golden in color—giving it the nickname the Golden Brushtail Possum. Its eyes take on a peanut butter color in the light, and true to its moniker, its tail is thick and voluminous like that of a squirrel. These animals look more like cuddly cousins of the koala bear rather than distant relatives of the opossum.
The North American opossum, on the other hand, has stark features: black eyes, a white face, jagged teeth, and a sharp, pointed face. These creepy animals skulk around waving their rat tails in the air, hissing at those who dare to come too close. This species can be found ransacking trash piles when they’re not migrating from one makeshift den to another; as migrant scavengers, they feed on whatever they can find during their transient lifestyle.
Wow, good job we don’t have opossums in Via Sant’Anna!
Here the only animals are a motley bunch of over-fed domestic felines.
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