Friday, December 09, 2022

The Closing Date

I kept reminding myself to enter a codeword competition from the puzzle magazine I have a subscription to.

Then, when I finally got around to doing it- three days ago - I opened to the page with the contest and realised I had certainly kept it late.

Closing Date - December 9

I could have tried to complete the puzzle on Tuesday night, slam my entry into an envelope with a first class stamp on it and then post it on Wednesday morning in the hope it would have had a chance of getting there on Thursday. 

But, I couldn't.

It wasn't worth the effort. 

With Royal Mail striking today; the closing date for entries - I did not want to risk any chance (and the price of a first class stamp!) the envelope didn't get to its destination until after the winner had been picked.

Not that I would have won. Still - 'you've gotta be in it to win it' they say.

It's my own fault, though. I had five weeks to get it sent out. I kept finding ways to put it off. 

I'm certainly not going to leave the next one late. Or the ones after that.

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