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(19 Posts)
acatcalledjohn Sat 24-Jan-15 18:16:16

I have one gripe in particular:

Our postie has a habit of posting A5 sized envelopes folded. FOLDED! First time I was a bit hmm but now just angry. An A4 fits comfortably through our letterbox, so why would it be even remotely acceptable to damage our post if it will fit as it is?

And when you contact RM (I love Twitter for consumer problems), they tell you to fill out a complaint form online.

No, just tell your posties to fucking respect the post they handle.

acatcalledjohn Sat 24-Jan-15 18:18:27

I mean, really?

flora717 Sat 24-Jan-15 18:20:06

Because a folded envelope has greater strength, so can be pushed into the letterbox without the hand needing to. Reducing the risk of snagged/ nipped fingers (Or just plain bitten if you have a dog).

Pancakeflipper Sat 24-Jan-15 18:22:29

Our postie lovely and has obviously read the etiquette manual on how to post letters cos' we don't have that issue.

And the postie at the sorting office is even lovelier.

Therefore YABU about Royal Mail cos' I know 2 who are not useless.

Bair Sat 24-Jan-15 18:22:50

They wouldn't deliver a birthday card with a first class stamp on as it was 1p short of the required payment. (I thought a first class stamp would cover a small envelope).

They did post us a card telling us this and I can go down to the manned post office and speak to a staff member and pick it up if I pay the 1p. Wonder how much that costs them to do?

Roussette Sat 24-Jan-15 18:27:50

I received a Christmas card last week that was posted with full postage on Dec. 20th! My DH said "gosh, that's an early christmas card" (meaning one for 2015!)

ilovesooty Sat 24-Jan-15 18:32:46

My birthday cards from my sister BIL and niece along with gifts (some might recall my thread) were posted First Class on Tuesday 20th. They arrived this morning.

acatcalledjohn Sat 24-Jan-15 18:34:59

shock @ Bair. That is utterly ridiculous!

flora, our letterbox is not one of those tough ones, nor do we have a dog.

MamehaSan Sat 24-Jan-15 18:43:28


We have the same problem - almost every item of post we recieve is folded in half, or sometimes even into three! Drives me up the wall even when it's everyday things like bank statements, but when DS's birth certificate was returned to us looking like a piece of origami I was very peed off indeed.

Our postman was christened Mr Foldy soon after we moved here. It's possibly irrationally annoying, and OP you have my sympathies.

londonrach Sat 24-Jan-15 18:46:41

Op have a look at your letterbox. Sounds like your postman is struggling to get things through. In fact i order every mntter to post one letter through their letterbox. (Can see an mntters heading to the local diy shop tomorrow to replace their letterbox).

MamehaSan Sat 24-Jan-15 18:47:01

* receive blush

JackSkellington Sat 24-Jan-15 18:48:16

We have opened the door on the postman in the process of putting the "Sorry you weren't in" card through the letterbox. We got a mumbled "well I did knock..." Funny that we were standing in the hall getting ready to go out less than half a metre from the door, must have been the world's gentlest knock. hmm

acatcalledjohn Sat 24-Jan-15 18:49:24

MamehaSan, that is exactly my point! It's only mildly annoying if it's a bill, but I wholeheartedly agree with you on the certificate. That would annoy me no end. In fact, I think it is simply rude and shows a complete lack of respect on Mr Foldy's part. However good at origami he may be.

We clearly have Mr Foldy's brother.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 24-Jan-15 18:49:26

how much did you pay to retrieve the card

Hatespiders Sat 24-Jan-15 18:52:04

Our village postie is very nice, and would never do such a thing, so I can't complain.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 24-Jan-15 18:52:41

Have you got such a stiff letterbox that the postie has a job putting stuff through?

Varya Sat 24-Jan-15 18:57:46

Collections from our local postbox are once a day at 5pm. No morning collections any more. Deliveries only about four times a week. Not very good at all and what about the price of stamps?

Andrewofgg Sat 24-Jan-15 18:59:37

It's lazy. So that they can do it with one hand.

Bair Sat 24-Jan-15 19:40:03

'how much did you pay to retrieve the card'

Fuck all, they can keep it. They want to charge me £1 for the hassle of being 1p under. The person who posted it knows. I wouldn't mind but it was posted from a post office so it's not like someone took a guess at size/weight.

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