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I did a night shift last night, and got to bed at about 9.30 this morning.
Apparently our doorbell's not loud enough...

Interestingly, the card says you can arrange delivery online at http://www.royalmail.com/redelivery - though visiting the page says they're still working on it and it'll be available "early next year". The small print on the card says it was printed in June. Hmm.
5th Jan 2007, 16:25   | tags:,,

teflon says:

I went to a GSA degree show a few years ago and saw someone had done a project (I think for environmental art) where she'd done various 'creative' forms of addressing. I think my favourite was the envelope with a crossword on the front, the solution to which was the address. It was delivered - with a triumphant little note saying 'solved by Springburn delivery office'.

She also tried posting a tenner with an address tag attatched, and got it back the next day with a stern warning from the delivery office manager, warning not to send cash in the post.

5th Jan 2007, 16:45

teflon says:

The very same! *adds to wish list*

5th Jan 2007, 16:56

OJ says:

On a less bright note, we paid for a friend's (ahem, belated) Christmas present to be sent special delivery on Friday 29th December. We even paid extra for guaranteed Saturday delivery (for the 30th December). It arrived today.

I'm livid. We spent £7+ on sending a small parcel a short distance and it took them a week.

Sorry...ranty. That book looks great.

5th Jan 2007, 17:07

teflon says:

That's really and truly quite rubbish.

I suppose the consolation is that you'll get your money back...

5th Jan 2007, 17:12

OJ says:

Only if I play merry hell. And possibly not even then. Like you say: really quite rubbish.

Thanks for cheering me up with some mailing ephemera.

5th Jan 2007, 17:25

teflon says:

OJ: I don't think it's all that tricky - you paid for a guaranteed service, and they failed to, er, deliver.
here's the form [pdf].

5th Jan 2007, 17:32

OJ says:


5th Jan 2007, 17:58

goode says:

5th Jan 2007, 19:20

teflon says:

Erm.. but I don't hate the Royal Mail.
They tried to deliver a Special Delivery package before noon, which is what they said they'd do, but I was asleep, and the doorbell didn't wake me up, so they took it away again.

What's the problem with that?

5th Jan 2007, 19:51

Dhamaka says:

I've got 2 RM stories...one of a Christmas Card posted to me (edit sorry) the November before last from Lanzarote which arrived in August and the other of some stuff I sent to Canada. It was only Jaffa cakes but to guarantee that it got there before Christmas they wanted about 25 times the cost of what went into the package. I paid for it to go by surface mail and resigned myself to the idea it wouldn't arrive till sometime in mid January and it arrived on Christmas eve!

5th Jan 2007, 20:06

OJ says:

I don't hate the royal mail either...

6th Jan 2007, 13:04