WE ARE all used to complaining about how long it can take to get our post, but Gazette staff were left mystified when a ‘thank you’ card arrived four months late, with a bizarre Barbados postage mark.
The card, sent by an Uxbridge woman who featured in the paper last September, was clearly addressed to the Gazette office, and dated September 29, 2011.
But it did not arrive at our Uxbridge office until February 6, 2012, and, was stamped ‘Missent to Barbados’.
The curious envelope also had an air mail stamp, although it is only half visible and there is no sign of a UK sorting officefrank.
Royal Mail spokesperson Valerie Antoine said: “This is a mystery, but we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. We deliver 59 million items of mail to 29m customers across the UK six days a week, so a misdelivery such as this is very rare.”
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