I know there’s no real bad luck in numbers, but there’s something about writing “Day 13” that sets the hairs rising on the back of my neck. I don’t have enough on my head to notice if it happens there.
Until now, I hadn’t realised it was the 13th, even though I’d written several times on the packing slips.
We had a letter returned yesterday. We knew it had gone astray because the tracking number showed it was in South Korea when it was actually addressed to the Czech Republic. It was returned with the information “Undeliverable due to incomplete address”. They manged to send it back using the return address, which proves what the Post Office says – that a street number and postcode is enough. But despite a full address for the Czech destination, they were unable to deliver it to its intended destination.
It cost us over £9 in wasted postage so we have put in a claim with the Post Office and will see what happens.
That’s about it today. We had pasta bake using the sort of ratatouille I prepared last night. Tomorrow we will have the rest of the sort of ratatouille with something else. Possibly tuna steaks. We found tuna steaks in the freezer a we cleared out before Christmas.
We have so much food in the house that apart from picking up some bread and milk and carrots we didn’t need to shop this week. Fortunately, with some serious eating of soup and other bits and pieces, we are managing to get through things without wastage. It helps that we are using less meat and that the kitchen, due to prevailing wind and winter temperatures, is actually colder than our ancient fridge.
Ah, the charms of life in 2022.
I used the parcel photo again, as the highlight of the day hinged round a parcel.
We did once have an irate customer demanding to know why his parcel to Australia was shown as successfully delivered to an address in Seattle. That was due to someone at our end entering the wrong tracking code. Oh, how we laughed . . .
Items through the postal service can take some strange routes. I am glad you got the package back, though!
Yes, it’s on its way again and the recipient is being very patient.
I was wondering how you had managed to duplicate the arrangement of that set of stamps
Even using the picture for reference it would be difficult to do. 🙂
We, too, are digging into our freezer and pantry as we look for food that should be eaten. Must be something about January.
Yes, but a good clear out is a good thing to do, and leads to some amazing feats of cookery. Mostly good . . . 🙂
Yes, a positive outcome. 🙂
At least you got it back
Yes. We have a case at the moment where the customer claimed the money back via eBay, who took it back off us. Then, the tracking showed it had been delivered, but the customer is still claiming it never arrived. eBay won’t do anything to help us and for £15 it’s not worth informing the police, though I am tempted.:-(
Such is life . . .
Had the parcel really gone to South Korea or was that just a tracking fantasy?
It has a label from the South Korean Post Office so we assume it was correct. About twice a year we have one go on an exotic vacation, though once or twice that has been down to one of us putting in the wrong tracking code. 🙂
It seems odd that no-one in the post office noticed that it was supposed to go to a European address.
Looking on the bright side, the majority of post is trouble free and a lot of the erst is down to dishonest or confused recipients rather than the post office.
Right. I learn something.