Early in December, I posted my daughter-in-law’s birthday card five days before her birthday to be sure it arrived on time. It arrived two days after, having taken a full week to get from a south-east town to a Yorkshire city.
Yesterday was my eldest granddaughter’s 18th. I wasn’t going to miss that one, so I stumped up £6.70 for Special Delivery guaranteed next day delivery by 1pm. There’s a note on the Royal Mail website which says that because of Covid, deliveries for this service may be up to 4pm, but I really, really wanted it to arrive on her birthday.
It was odd that I didn’t get my usual WhatsApp message from my granddaughter (she always sends a photo of her holding my card and gift) so I checked the Royal Mail track site, and it hasn’t yet been delivered. If it is delivered tomorrow it will be two days late - if not, who knows when it will get there.
And I can’t even claim back the postage until it has been delivered.
I am jolly fed up. I can’t visit, I can’t deliver gifts and cards in person, and I can’t rely on the post. This is just a warning to other Grans that they may want to post cards for birthdays very, very early.
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