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Crazed Evil Rant

Oh I am well irritated right now!

So apart from one present, nothing I have ordered has turned up yet, and it's getting a bit late. Just how rubbish is the Royal Mail? I am sick of this crap postal service. The doorbell rings, you rush to it and if you're not there fast enough, they slip a note through your door telling you to come and collect your post which will be in such-and-such office - but phone first cos it can take up to 3 days to get back there, and don't try on the weekend (in fairness, I think some places do Saturday morning) but if you want an all day service, you have to go during the week. How can that be an issue? Surely there's always one person in the house, anyone would think Britain was a country of couples who go out to work...nonsense really. We all know little Mrs Homemaker has nothing better to do than wait for letters, and picking up parcels is a nice break from getting high on Cillit Bang or making a victoria sandwich for when the real earner comes home. I wonder if there's a whole population out there who keep small dogs just for the specific purpose of nipping posties' recalcitrant ankles. I think a German Shepherd's a better idea, I think the next postman to walk past my house with that smug its-not-my-problem smirk on his face needs an enormous German Shephard attached to his behind and I'm not convinced I mean a dog.

And no, I didn't order late, nor are the shipping instructions dodgy, nor any other bloody stupid excuse except that the Post Office is always horrifically busy at this time of year, well, in that case why not plan for it? Morons.

Maybe it's not just the Royal Mail, maybe it's anything to do with the concept of posting. My last lj post has disappeared. So have most of my icons since I stopped paying for a full account (trying to save! Oh the pathos!) you want to know what I have more of since I stopped paying? Adverts. Who are these people advertising on my lj? I am tempted to fill with my posts with incendiary folly just to get them a bad name!

It's half past 10, still no news from the post. I think I'm going to wander out into the street, kill some Xmas trees and eat some babies. RRRAAAAAAAARRRR!

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half_orc
Dec. 22nd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
Welcome back to London.

'Your cheque was lost in the post' is not an excuse anymore, it's the Royal Mails slogan.
theoclarke
Dec. 22nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Why would "those who cannot bear [your] rubbish" have you friend-linked?

Do you not have the option of requesting redelivery online?

Meanwhile, Hither Green sounds like a great place to avoid. Particularly for conifers and infants.
nyarbaggytep
Dec. 22nd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Funny, cos I have had no problems at all this year, I think it's definitely worse in London. Three days to wait to collect your parcel if you miss them? WTF? It's half a day here!
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nyarbaggytep
Dec. 22nd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
True. I hate Parcelfarce with a passion, only rivaled by my hatred for Shittylink.
ravenrigan
Dec. 22nd, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
I would complain if they play "knock down ginger". That happened to me several times a couple of years ago, and I made a complaint to Royal Mail, and mow my postman knocks loudly, and waits, rather than scratching quietly at the door with his little finger and running away fast!

I'm waiting for loads of stuff by mail too, though fortunately I didn't order many pressies online this year. You're right, you'd think they could plan for the extra volume, though that may mean you get a temporary postie who gives even less of a toss than the normal one!
ian_wyrdness
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I've just put in a complaint to the Royal Mail, as the postman put a 'you were out when we tried to deliver' card thought the door without even bothering to ring the doorbell first.
ravenrigan
Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
Yep, sounds about right. My final somewhat astringently worded complaint occurred when we actually watched the postman saunter up to the door with nothing more burdensome than a "while you were out" card from the front room, yelled at him before he got back to his van, and were ignored, and then had to go to the post office to collect a particularly large and heavy parcel.

They have been good as gold (apart from being slow at the moment, but that is generic) ever since.
jennifermc
Dec. 22nd, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean, our postie doesn't even bring packages with him, they "van" allegedly does it and all he brings is the cards.

Now I don't have anything delivered at home unless it's impossible to have it sent to work.

On a cheerier note, may you, Russ, and your feline family have a wonderful holiday season and tipsy New Year!
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yapman
Dec. 22nd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
This year I've been particularly impressed by the company that sent us a fucking letter to tell us they couldn't fulfil the online order for what was clearly a major present for a child. (Brightminds) if you want to make sure you never accidentally order stuff from them you might need by a certain date.)

That was exactly what we needed, a letter on the Saturday before Christmas to tell us our son's Christmas present wasn't going to be sent. There's no way at all I'd have preferred an email on Friday, the extra day would have been of no odds at all, not even with it being just barely sufficient time for us to get another company to express deliver it in time.

Thankfully I've managed to get a replacement from the high street ...

London posties are just unbelievably shit though. You have my sympathies. At least I can expect to have a chance of getting my stuff if I happen to be in.
sixtine
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
what are/were you getting him?
yapman
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
A marble run, which he's been asking for since August ...

Local (to work) toy shop had one in stock, which is just as well. Nearly every other place within 100 miles of anywhere we might be was out of stock.
cat_that_walks
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
That`s Royal Fail and Parcel Farce for you.
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