I phoned the hospital to enquire about an urgent fax that had failed to arrive at my doctors' surgery, but I was told that the hospital doesn't have a fax machine any more.
Well, I thought that was a very good thing. There are so many faster and more effective ways to communicate: email, text, face-time type things, telephone, electronic transfer, couriers...and there are probably a dozen other new information systems of which I am not aware. Nowadays they can probably bounce messages off the moon.
I was glad that the hospital had consigned their fax machine to history.
Well, I was glad until someone said:
Still, we put a first class stamp on it, as it was urgent, which we don't usually do.
I'll just have to hope it wasn't that urgent, after all.
Word To Use Today: class. This word comes from the Latin classis, which means class, rank,. or fleet, from calāre, to summon.
(But coming across the word fleet just makes things even worse!)