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birthday cards

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by gasman, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    got a birthday card this morning for Harriet's birthday on Monday and guess what? it had been opened, now I've had this happen four or five times before.
    but why doe's this not happen to other mail like on bill's and junk mail? just birthday card's with the chance of money inside:confused:
    so I put it to you RM why you letting this happen?
    oh and yes I've ran up and complained ,,,,,,for all the good that will do:mad:
     
  2. Pidlar

    Pidlar Big Poster

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    They did our local postie for doing exactly the same thing recently.theiving scumbag.Ive had a few bits of mail go missing over the last few months as well,one of which was a letter telling me that HMRC had mistakenly refunded £300 and wanted it back. OOps!!!!!!
    Regards,Stu
     
  3. Tripleteer

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    My wife had two Mother's Day cards opened this year, it's not bound to be the postman though,could be sorting office etc.
     
  4. terry1001

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    Cards may well contain cash so are likely to attract the wrong kind of attention, however sometimes the glue on the flap is useless and could be the problem. I always use sellotape to make sure they stay sealed.
     
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    ^^^^^^ same as above, always tape them up and then it can't happen.
     
  6. edtwozeronine

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    You mean you don't send money for Birthdays via Paypal with and accompanying e-card via email? What do you live in, the dark ages??? :roflmao::laff::thumb:
     
  7. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Royal Mail more like robbing mail
     
  8. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    My postman is doing bird for this and I had a nice letter from RM telling me all about his thefts over a six month period. My brother is a postman and he says put birthday cards inside a plain brown envelope.
     
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    When I was a postie we had to sort all our own round out before delivery.
     
  10. Ichabod Armacost

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    Makes me feel really uncomfortable when this sort of thing happens, I obviously don't know who is responsible, but I feel postmen sort of come high on the people we can trust list? To the best of my knowledge, in the 30 years we have lived here in Bideford, nothing like this has ever happened to us. I did have something odd happen the other day concerning a Parcel Farce driver though, when he came to the front door, I was out the back, and has he didn't get an answer to the front door he, came through the side gate to leave the parcel round the back under our patio table, nowt wrong with that I might add. The odd thing was, he didn't want me to sign for it even though he had his signing machine in his hand, I asked him if he had signed it for me and he said no, but thee was no need for me to sign for it, and when I insisted he allow me to do so, he grudgingly let me do it. I do wonder what that was about??

    I must say, that apart from the postal deliveries being shifted from bright and early in the morning, to sometime when they can get around to it, I have has nothing but satisfactory service from our post office, and all it's employees.

    I don't want to drift the thread, but I just wanted to say that something seems to have changed over the years, since I were a lad, it really was a given that you could implicitly trust people like meter readers, postmen, policemen etc. but I don't really feel that way so much anymore, why is that? Does anyone else feel the same way?
     
  11. Margaret13

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    I never have the same postman / post lady twice and never at the same time which can't be good ....Years ago my post was never later then 8am and same postman for years ............. Service gone up in price and down in service :(
     
  12. harry brown

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    My R M postie is fine it's the Parcel force sub-contractor drivers who wind me up. I spent weeks proving to their complaints dept at Milton Keynes that the driver on my route in the Midlands was not doing his job..(Too much to explain Here unless you want five pages of utter crap) And rather than have the guts to admit he was a liar and hadn't even been to my address, his final defense to his bosses was..... I didn't have a letterbox to be able to post a card through or door bell to ring F.F.S! That was easily resolved with a photo of my home complete with letterbox and doorbell! Was he disciplined ...like ****. They agreed he was at wrong but when I asked for him not to deliver my parcels they said I'd have to collect them from their depot miles away....W*****'s.

    Sorry O.P off track here, rant over... :mad:
     
  13. Ichabod Armacost

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    We had the same posties (two of them) for donkies years, until they changed the delivery times, now it's hardly ever the same one from one day to the next. Perishing PO has lost the plot I think. The PO seems to have forgotten that for a lot of folk especially rural dwellers, the posty was a lot more than just the posty.

    Please don't apologise, a good rant now and again is good for you, and entertaining for the rest of us!:D
     

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