It’s a sign that I’ve been reading too much Discworld this week that as soon as I saw the phrase ‘postal service’ my brain immediately went, “WELL, if Moist Von Lipwig had been ordered to take over the Post Office in ‘Fair Verona’ instead of Ankh-Morpork; he could have gotten it reformed NO PROBLEM! Then no hormonal teenagers would have had to die!”
…And now I’m contemplating that crossover.
Much as I love Moist, I’m afraid I have to disagree.
Feuding toffs, with their kinsmen and hangers-on scrapping in the streets? What Verona needed was Vimes. He’d just arrest the whole pack of ‘em and let the Montagues and Capulets sort out their differences in adjoining cells in the local equivalent of the Tanty. With Detritus as a mediator.
Except Juliet. He’d give her a job, because anyone able to put up with that amount of shit without resorting to mass murder has to have the makings of a good copper. Partner her with Angua for any length of time, and then see how receptive she is to horny teenage boys with balcony fetishes.
Don’t mind me folks, just reblogging to keep this on my tumblr for posterity.