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To expect royal mail to be efficient?

(40 Posts)
jeni Tue 10-Jul-12 19:32:44

When I arrived home there was an ' unable to deliver' card.
I accessed the web site as doesn't work!
I looked for the phone number to ring. Not given.
I'm apparently expected to go and retrieve from the local office.

1im disabled
2 no parking
3 how do I carry the package on two crutches?


Anagram Tue 10-Jul-12 21:53:55

'*Jeni*'s Close - an everyday story of Mildly Eccentric Folk.' Dum de dum de dum de dum....etc.

jeni Tue 10-Jul-12 21:56:16


AlieOxon Tue 10-Jul-12 22:06:10

A 'must see' I think.

jeni Tue 10-Jul-12 22:07:58

Mildgrin ?

harrigran Tue 10-Jul-12 22:30:31

You can buy lockers that allow you to have parcels delivered when you are out all day. Combination lock I believe. May not be the most attractive feature of a garden but does serve the purpose.

jeni Wed 11-Jul-12 14:45:27

Latest in the mail saga!
I caught the postie today.
Apparently as its a signed for delivery I have to go to the po to collect. They will not redeliver!
This is a farce! I shall now have to ask Bob (taxi driver not builder) to get it for me!

I am beginning to feel like a MD with the number of people I have to employ!
Fortunately they are all self employed so I don't have to worry about NI and tax.

At least my money is keeping others in employment. But I would like some for me! I'm not greedy! I just want to go on the very occasional cruise!sad

lucid Wed 11-Jul-12 15:09:23

Last year we had a letter delivered ...the first line of the address was correct, different name to ours and the last line was 'Australia'!!! I managed to give it back to our lovely postie who laughed when I said, ' right address, wrong continent.' Something to do with the automatic sorting machine. grin

Hope you get it sortedjeni and am looking forward to The Close...

yogagran Wed 11-Jul-12 15:32:52

Are you sure that the PO will give the parcel/package to someone else jeni, perhaps it HAS to be you

Anagram Wed 11-Jul-12 15:36:22

jeni, I often have to go to the PO for work to collect recorded delivery letters which the postie hasn't bothered to ring the doorbell about!
Just make sure Bob has your signed authority, and a recent utility bill in respect of your property.

jeni Wed 11-Jul-12 15:37:49

I send my ID with them!
If they don't I shall get VERY CROSS INDEED!
An angry jeni is not a pretty sight!
Trust me I'm a ( what am I ?
Who am I
Why am I upstairs?)

Barrow Wed 11-Jul-12 16:36:30

We have a lovely postman in our village. I always know when he is on holiday because the post is delivered earlier - because he always stops and has a chat with people. If I am out and he has a parcel he puts one of those cards through the door but writes on it which neighbour he has left it with. When my husband died he knocked on the door and asked if there was anything he could do - lovely man. I always tell him when I am going to be away and he comes into the garden, even if I have no post, just to make sure everything is OK.

jeni Wed 11-Jul-12 17:00:35

Can you arrange for him to be transferred to portishead. Mines a jobs worth!

Barrow Wed 11-Jul-12 17:07:04

Oh no - I think the whole village would be up in arms if he was transferred!

jeni Wed 11-Jul-12 17:23:04