Have you fallen foul of the ridiculous Royal Mail charging system?
This morning had a card pushed through the door by the postie, an item needs to be paid for. So of I go to the sorting office. Great it’s some seeds kindly sent to me via GOY. Quite a lot of seeds making the C6 envelope a bit on the thicker side. £1.06 to pay – due to the envelope being slightly thicker than say a letter the postage was just 6p short but £1 added for handling charge. As I was counting out the money I said to the post man “there’s some profit in that” he agreed then ripped up the card and told me to put the money in my little girl’s money box. Even he felt it was a bit OTT. What a nice man!! It made me smile, but left me wondering if the recipient of my seeds has had to pay anything as I only had 2nd class stamps in the house (my seeds were much more meagre offerings though, “I will make it up to you ?”).
Anyone else found this nonsense occuring?
- 19 Aug, 2008
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