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going postal

Has anyone else in Ireland and the UK had problems with post lately? I don't know whether it's our postal service or the British one, but over the last few months stuff has taken up to several weeks to get from London to Dublin. I mean, I could walk from London to Dublin in the time it takes these packages to get here. It's particularly annoying because most of it is work stuff which, last month, really held me up for a while. But even Amazon parcels and a present from a friend took ages and ages to arrive.

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stellanova
Feb. 25th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)
I ordered some books from Amazon.de last week, which supposedly should have arrived by Friday! And yet, no sign. I know this sounds very reactionary, but seriously, what are our post-people doing all day? Not working, as far as I can see.
biascut
Feb. 25th, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)
Is that your Keun books? Oh, I hope they arrive soon for you!
stellanova
Feb. 25th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
Yes! I'm really looking forward to them. But God knows when they'll arrive, because the post is seriously unreliable these days. I'm on the Persephone mailing list, and only one of the two books arrived last week - the other is still somewhere between Bloomsbury and Dublin. I hope my Keun books aren't in the same parcel-limbo...
biascut
Feb. 25th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Actually, the book I'm reading now took about three months to get here from a German publishers: in the end, they accepted that it had got completely lost and sent another, which took less than a fortnight to get here. Maybe there is some great mail-eating monster somewhere between there and hereish?

I wish it hadn't got here at all, though. It's awfully dull, and in foreign, and I have to write a review of it.
socmot
Feb. 25th, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
I've been getting mail from abroad without any problems...maybe it's the service in another country, or perhaps it's a problem with your local sorting office?

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