However, today I came across a rather interesting news story that seems to be grabbing a lot of media attention.
The story concerns a postman who took personal action as a response to a daily routine that increasingly involves carrying junk mail and facing a degree of abuse from householders fed up of receiving unwanted stuff in the post.
His actions are said to involve:
As expected the Royal Mail has accused Barry Annies of misconduct (mainly because delivering junk mail is a lucrative part of the postal industry) and have suspended him pending further investigations.
Residents are said to be supportive of Barry Annies and a few mentioned how they did not know they could fill a form in to stop unwanted junk mail deliveries.
It'll be interesting to know how the situation will turn out as the days have long gone when the postie provided a public service rather than playing a part in a company designed to make profits for shareholders.
See Junk mail 'whistleblower' faces sack (David Rose, The Times) for more details.