Friday, 1 May 2009

The second worst thing about plastic bags...

is when your post comes wrapped up in them. Just got a letter from my Dad, saying have a spend up. But with three opened sides, and nothing else in.

Rang him to check and there had been a £50voucher for us to spend on...hmm, things. But it has clearly been opened and taken by some kind of professional letter opener. Weirdly the letter is also stamped 'Sampled Revenue Protection' Tonbridge. Not sure what that means - whether the people at Tonbridge opened it in case it had ?drugs in, or whether they spied it was already open.

And of course the information number is an 08457 one and permanently busy...

And on top of this the first class parcel we sent last Saturday to my father in law has not reached him yet. Although we do have a receipt for this so can claim money back after 15 days...

Gutted, and worried Post Office back to Being Bad. (Had a really bad spate in East London where everyone who worked there was a temp and you could not trust it at all). One whole day's post for a local street even got stolen once from the side of the road.

5 comments:

Kitty said...

:-O That's utter pants that your voucher got stolen. No wonder you're cheesed off. I don't know how *they* know which envelopes to open, but they do.

It's rubbish isn't it? :-( x

smilernpb said...

This is awful. Is there no way that you can claim compensation for the missing voucher?

tattyhousehastings said...

Sadly, it doesn't look like we can claim as we haven't got a certificate of posting. One to note for the future though.

smilernpb said...

Ah I see, if you stick a stamp on something and put in the postbox - no proof of posting, however if you take to the post office to get weighed....proof of posting, right? That's AWFUL!

Why Me? said...

Always send anything with value either recorded or nextday as they have compensation insurance plus traking ability.

Would like to say in defence of east london posties that they aren't all bad and get affected by the post-gremlins as much as us.

hope it turns up.