On the 8th April this year I sent a package to Vienna, Austria. The address, country and post code were all clearly typed in a large font on to a very large label, (half of an A4 sheet of paper) which was securely taped to the correspondence with clear wide sellotape, from top to bottom and side to side. The package was sent with proof of posting, not that it means much after leaving these shores. It just gives me a piece of paper to wave about proving that I am not out of my mind, if, or, when, I have to try and retrieve anything: it confirms that I did pay postage for sending something through the postal system.
The package should have arrived between five and seven days after posting. Several enquiries of "have you received the package we sent?" from week two, on, elicited a negative reply. There's only so long you can keep asking, so, we stopped.
A text arrived on the 8th May, (a month later) telling us the package had arrived at last. Not only had it got to its destination.....it had been sent via Jakarta!!!!!
14 hours ago