how posting a christmas card works

December 18, 2017 1:11am CST
Write a cheery message in a card. Put it in an envelope. Add an address and stick on a stamp. Pop it in the post box. Hey-ho, off it goes. Mumsy posted her cards last Monday. It took five days for our card to reach Destination Doormat. Five days to travel less than seventy miles. Five. Days. FIVE days! Mumsy posted her cards last Monday. It took five days for Big Brother's card to reach his Destination Doormat in Prague. Five days to travel about nine hundred miles, across the English Channel and through other countries. Five. Days. FIVE days! Without a stamp! My dozy Mumma popped it in the post box without thinking, and it still arrived at its destination on the same day as ours, without a request for payment at the other end. If it had been ours she'd forgotten to put a stamp on, I have no doubt that Royal Mail would have gone through the rigmarole of writing out a little red card and popping it through the letterbox requesting we go to the delivery office and pay the cost of a stamp, PLUS the cost of them not delivering it, in order for us to actually have it. I have just two working days to get through ...
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@pgntwo (21658)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Dec
The postal system is a case of "it'll be alright on the night", methinks.
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19 Dec
It's definitely worth a giggle sometimes, anyway. :)
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
I am sure that the Swiss post office would have asked to pay for the missing stamp, I am more than sure of that.
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19 Dec
Prague must just be the place where jolly nice postmen {and ladies} work.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
@Poppylicious I have never visited, but I have seen the photos that my brother has taken there. It's a beautiful city.
@jstory07 (67166)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Dec
When I get something without a stamp I have to pay the postage.
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19 Dec
Yes, we do too. I suspect that they do over in the Czech Republic as well, but maybe because it's Christmas they let it through.