Thursday, April 10, 2008

holy cow! the royal mail royally goofed!


A customer sent me a photo of his order today...here it is:

I think that's the most graphic and violent demise of a package's contents I've ever seen. Sure items get smashed, bent, shattered. But I've never seen one get so completely wet and left alone for so long that it accumulated mold like this and then someone decided, at that point, to go ahead and deliver it. 

This was a package sent to the UK, and the Royal Mail seems responsible, but aren't doing much about it. I just had to laugh when I saw this. Pretty extreme. If I'm the Royal Mail, I don't deliver this package. I just send a note to let them know that it's lost/damaged, something. It's just too embarrassing to show up at someone's door and leave this there, isn't it? Almost as bad as the flaming dog poop in the paperbag. 

We know the mail is getting bad in some countries (Italy, man, get it together with the mail already!), but this is definitely the worse I've seen. By a long shot. By the way, there were some CDs in there too, digipaks, that got pretty soggy.

7 comments:

goatie said...

Reminds me of a CD I ordered from CD Baby a few years ago. The story is here:

http://www.planga-la.com/stuff/cdbaby/

9i's said...

Looks like the bag of goodies took a circuitous route through Jamaica where humidity got the best of it! I thought it was a new work of Resident art prior to reading the blog!

Jacob said...

That would be a pretty sweet design (not smell) for a t-shirt...

gunkldunk said...

Not an original joke, but...

Paulie said...

Art by PoorKnowGrafix, additional art by mother nature. Wow! That customer should send a pic to the papers, but would it be published during this lifetime?

Italy's mail is THE worst in the world, hands down. I've sent first-class packages there, which often don't arrive to their locations for 6 weeks, some not at all. Oof.

South America also has notoriously sketchy delivery (lots of theft) and many business there request payment in stamps rather than cash because sticky-fingered postmen have no use for them. Italy, however, has no excuses.

Creeptastic said...

Destruction of our finest tote bags,
Mildewed in the mist.

RalphAmerica said...

AUCTION WINNERS HAVE BEEN EMAILED as of Tuesday at 10:37 am pacific time - a lot of people bid $10 for brumalia, and a lot of people will be disappointed. I didn't email those who didn't win on a bid, there were too many. Congrats on those who won, but you only have 3 days to get your payment together, otherwise it'll go to the next bidder -