Thursday, 3 September 2009

A Post Post

Postman PatPostman Pat always delivered his mail. Greendale could have been submerged under floodwater, it could have been blowing an almighty gale, his van might have broken down or he may even have had to outwit a thieving magpie, but Pat Clifton would always make sure his letters and parcels got to the people who were waiting for them.

Why the heck can't Royal Mail do the same?

I have customers waiting for beads to be delivered. Beads that I have packed up all carefully and paid money to the Royal Mail for so they can deliver them sometime this century. The other week they lost an expensive parcel of beads. Gone. I can't replace them as they were pretty much a one-off set. They were the 'Sea Breeze' ones, in case you're wondering .....

But it's not just outgoing mail. I am waiting for glass, jewellery supplies and sock yarn (OK, that's not important but it's the principle of the matter) to arrive and I am getting impatient. How on Earth is anyone supposed to efficiently run a business in this country when the people we pay and rely on, and put far too much trust in, couldn't organise a booze-up in a brewery?! (Did you see how polite I was there?)

So, beloved bead customers, if you ordered Cupcake beads and pendants in July then rest assured that they were posted a few days ago and they are on their way to you. When they arrive on your doormats is a different matter and is totally in the hands of our rubbishly naff postal service but I'm hoping that it'll be sometime before Christmas. But of course if you live in Greendale then I'm sure you'll have them already! ;o)

EDIT : I've just seen the new Specsavers ad. It stars Postman Pat himself. Spooky!

6 Comments

Jessica said...

I guess Pat must have been working in my neck of the woods as my cupcake beads arrived yesterday - I love them by the way, so detailed for such a tiny little bead. I'll be showing them off on my blog later.

I hope you'll be getting compensated for the lost beads! It makes you wonder what will come of them, where will they end up?

Caroline B said...

I'm so with you there - we've recently had a pair of shoes go missing altogether in transit. I get the feeling thievery is rife outside of Greendale P.O.......

Pretty Things said...

Oh no, what lovely beads to go missing! And sock yarn to go missing is INDEED a sad thing. :-(

Laura said...

Glad you've got your beads, Jessica!

I have given up hope of the missing beads showing up. It's been ages now. Poor beads ....

Sue Doran said...

There are apparently staggered strikes all over the country. My postman told me yesterday that he and his colleagues are on strike today and on Monday. When you listen to what management are expecting them to do in the time given, then I do have some sympathy with why they're striking. I would've resigned ages ago. I couldn't run my business without Royal Mail and find that most of the time it's such a reliable service, I take it for granted. I am waiting for an Amazon Parcel myself and I agree it is downright annoying when things don't arrive. Amazon could've sent it by courier as I'm an Amazon Prime customer but no, on this occasion - with a strike on - then they send it Royal Mail - that makes sense! :-(

Vikki said...

Oh man tell me about it. Handcrafted items can't often be repeated. I had a beautiful skein of limited edition laceweight go missing last week. Luckily I stashed myself a spare undyed skein so dyed that, but it was kettle dyed so no way can it be repeated exactly. Ugh! Your cup cake beads are amazing, they'd make a gorgeous custe pair of earrings. I really must buy a pair next time you make some!
I forgot to reply to your last comment - I do get inspired by the fish. Their bright colours are amazing! I have a pair of socks that match the clown fish :)
Vik xx