Do NOT get me started ...Royal Mail!!!

I order and buy things online all the time. Clothes, make up, books, electricals - you name it I've probably bought it at some point from a variety of websites.

I've been using Ebay since 2001 and I probably had approx 12 packages a week arriving for me at the height of my new found addiction. I've calmed down quite a bit since then, but every now and then I'll have an Ebay splurge and a deluge of packages will swing their way to me once again and then I may not use it again for weeks.

I look forward to receiving my parcels, especially if I'm waiting for an item I've been dying to get my holds on. Therefore I don't appreciate my postman leaving me 'Sorry You Were Out' cards when I'm very clearly at home!

Last week I waited patiently for 2 packages. On the day of their expected arrival I made sure I kept an eye out for the postman as luckily (or so I thought) I was home that day so there was no way I'd miss them - wrong! *sighs*

That day the postman didn't come at his usual time so I kept an eye out for at least a good hour and then went back to my daily business. I was still at home, so tell me why, when I went to pop out did I have 2 cards in the porch left by the postman?!! He didn't ring the doorbell, I'd made sure my bedroom door was open so I'd hear it. He just assumed nobody was home and filled in the cards. I was fuming. The phone at my local sorting office is hardly ever answered and making a trip there to pick them up was out of the question.

My bedroom is right at the top of the house and sometimes it's hard to hear the doorbell. If I'm playing music loudly, forget it - I can't hear sh*t! If I'm expecting things I make a point of sticking my head out of the window every 5 mins so I can spot when the postie is walking up on the other side of the street, so I can get ready for him to make his way down my side.

On this occasion I ended up filling in a redelivery form online - but guess what? They didn't show up on the day I chose. F.U.M.I.N.G! i couldn't be assed to ring them on Friday morning and thought I'd leave it til after the bank holiday to sort this fiasco out.

This isn't the first time this has happened. I caught him in the act a couple of months ago filling in a 'Sorry, you were out ..." card as I went to open the door for him that day. He started stuttering and blushed saying he'd rung the bell but nobody has answered. Liar!!!

Don't mess with my deliveries. It's your job to deliver, so bloody deliver! It's not as if the stuff I order weighs a friggin' tonne and is gonna do your back in!

So this morning a miracle happened when I called my sorting office, a member of staff actually answered the phone! I was so shocked, I started tripping over my words! I was even told that another package is there for me - WHO EVEN KNEW?!!!! I suspect that this third mysterious package may be my Beauty Bible goodies. I was told by them that delivery was attempted by Royal Mail the day before I left for NY. That's news to me as I didn't even receive a flippin' card this time round and how many weeks ago was that?!!!

Even though the guy I spoke to has given me his word they'll be with me in the morning, I'm still a bit dubious.

They better show up or somebody is gonna GET IT tomorrow!!! Keep your fingers crossed for me...

11 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Louise said...

You have my sympathy hun - twice in the last four days I have had probs. The first time they left a card - I was in! thankfully the parcel was next door , and the second time there was no card but next door had it again it makes me so mad!

Rai said...

I love getting packages, but hate waiting.
Our old mailman is no longer delivering... and whoever is NOW delivering our mail completely sucks! Our mail normally came around 2:30-3:30 pm... it pretty much comes whenever these days.

It has come as late as 7 PM! It's so annoying!!

Krasey Beauty said...

There is nothing worse than having mail issues and having to wait foreverrrr for a package. Hope yours comes soon!

Great blog by the way, hope you will stop by mine and follow ;)

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Lou - you're lucky your neighbours aren't the thieving kind!

Rai - 7pm?!! That's just taking the p*ss!

Krasey - Thank you :-) Well, put it this way if they don't show today, you'll all hear about it! LOL

Deborah said...

Dude, Royal mail is dubious!!!! They have done that to me so many times I just pray they never lose the stuff I buy. If they don't deliver, make some noise and tell us about it!!!! Hope it arrives, for their sake!

xxKirsty said...


Just a passing thought. You should put a sign in on your front door or in the window or something sayong "Oi postie....etc"

You know, like people do the "no free papers" signs.


Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Hmm yeah that's an idea. Cos the porch door is made of frosted glass I'd need to get a sign laminated so I could stick it on the outside. Thanks for the suggestion :-)

Ondo Lady said...

Oh so it is not just me and my family who this happens to. We use to have the same ole s**t happen a few years back till I got on the phone and went off at the manager. After listening to me complaining do you know what he said to me? 'Tell me where you live, I'll find out who the guy is and sack him." I started stuttering due to shock and said to him, that all I wanted was my mail I did not want anyone to lose their jobs (or for my house to get torched). So we left it at that and after that my mail service was resumed.

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Oh wow! That made me laugh. Sack him? Just like that?

thoughts running through my head.... said...

complain and they will chase it up,I had this always happen to me when my old postie retired,thankfully we have a nice man again now.Lots of them do this rather than actually get the parcels out fo their cars,then they take them back to the local post office and from there they go back to the sorting office,mine get taken to Mile End!!!

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Have you got saved? I changed my URL a couple of weeks ago, it's prob my old URL you have which is why it's not working on.


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