The postman loses his bike and gets something more rubbish
The postal service will be getting rid of the famous Pashley Mailstar bikes that we've seen our postmen tootling around on, in favour of something more modern.
Everyone, apart from a fair number of postmen and women, agrees. Even the union have shown uncharacteristic support for the move.
The postie's union, the CWU says: "For every postman and woman who loves their bicycle, there's one that hates them. We fully support the changes for improved efficiency, safety and environmental performance. Most important is the modernisation of the industry.
Cycling campaigners, CTC have been kicking up a stink, but the union aren't having any of it.
A spokesperson said: "Today's protest by CTC used ancient cycles and old postal uniforms. We're fighting for a modern Royal Mail. You have to let go of some of the sentimentality surrounding traditional views of an industry spanning hundreds of years if you want to have a successful future."
This all seems to revolve around the fact that 13 cycle delivery postmen and women had been killed at work over the past 15 years, with countless more injured in road traffic accidents.
So what are they getting in place of the bikes? Well, a couple of electronic trolleys, one you ride like a crap go-kart is being weighed up. Perhaps the Royal Mail should look at how many pensioners get injured by slowly creeping along the road in their mobility scooters or, indeed, look at how many people they crash into on the pavements.
One thing's for sure, the two trolleys that are being decided on will certainly do one thing - it will make all people who post our letters and packages look like complete dicks.