I Hate Royal Mail and Royal Mail Hates Me
According to news wires today, Royal Mail are set to strike next week. That's funny because based on my already sporadic mail delivery, you would think that they already are. Unfortunately i am an immigrant (from a first world country, no less) and as such, i have experienced efficient and effective mail delivery. i don't know if it's because this is Europe and therefore more people are "laid back" (read: lazy and apathetic), but i cannot tolerate their (lack of) services. Even though i have lived in the UK for well over a year now (and getting used to shitty service), i'm still amazed at their lack of customer service.
Only in the UK would a company (Royal Mail) offer a service "guaranteeing" delivery of your mail ("recorded delivery"); hello?! It's your fucking job to deliver my mail! And it wouldn't be so bad except they charge you DOUBLE the rate and because delivery is notorious for being so fucking shit, most people opt to send post by recorded delivery!
What a fucking swindle!
I say to the people of the UK, you have already privatised public transport allowing companies to compete for the market, why not the post? Because if i "lose" one more DVD or REALLY IMPORTANT LETTER from the bank, i might just go postal.
p.s. Sorry for all the swearing, Mom.