We had a small adventure today. We went to the post office to pick up my purse that's been here for a couple of weeks.
We arrive at the government building (all the way in Prague 5). There's no English, so we intuit that we have to sit and wait. We're a bit confused, so we decide to poke our heads in the office and see if we're in the right place. I try to talk to one of the ladies behind the desk. She scolds me and waves out the door. I ask her if she speaks English, she scowls and waves. So, we go back to our seats in the hallway. We figure out that there's lit sign above the door that tells you when someone in the office is available to see you. There are four red words on the sign and it switches to a green "enter" (I think) when you can go in. There aren't any numbers, so you need to keep track of who got there first.
Finally, it's our turn and we walk through the door and up to desk one. I ask the man if he speaks English and he shrugs, but his English is actually pretty decent. Decent enough to tell me that I need to go down the hall and get another piece of paperwork and come back. So, we walk around the corner and into a room that looks much more like a post office. I wait in the cue and then hand the lady all of the papers that I received in my envelope (alerting me to the existence of the package). She gives me several printed photographs of my package (much like the ones I had already been sent) and sends me on my way. We decide to walk directly back into the office and not wait in the hallway this time. The same man helps us. He examines my passport, asks me if I'm a student and stamps the photos. Then he tells me that I must return to the other post office room to pick up the package. Even he laughs.
We also spent some time in a rather large mall today and saw The Wolverine. It was much better than anticipated. Cartoonish, yes, but not the disaster that the internet had led us to expect.