Ok - I am looking for some sympathy here. Are you ready for a sad story ?
Yesterday I took my Mum out for some Christmas shopping. As she doesn't walk so good and is recovering from an operation we went quite early so I would be back in plenty of time for Patrick coming out of school. We went and got some presents etc and then I went to the supermarket for food. Then I arrived home. Amongst the letters was a card to say a parcel had tried to be delivered but was too big for my letterbox. This has happened to me many times and no problems. The parcel gets taken back to our local sorting office and when you produce the card the postman left they go and get your package. Brilliant !! I knew this was my SSCS pressie as it couldn't be anything else.
So off we went to the PO ( only about 3 miles away ) and after waiting in the queue for 10 minutes I gave in my card. The very nice man checked my ID then checked his list for my name. How strange - my name was not on the list ! Off he went and after a while he came back and explained for some reason my parcel was not on the list so he had some-one physically checking all the packages in the store-room for mine. More waiting only to be told that it wasn't there and they could only presume that the delivery man had not returned to the depot yet so my parcel wasn't there. This was 7 hours after the time of non-delivery. After promising me it would be re-delivered in the morning there was nothing I could do but return home. Nearly an hour wasted but there you go.
So this morning when I saw the bright red van turn into my street I was primed for action only to see it drive straight past without stopping. Bummer !!
Tried repeatedly phoning the Postal depot to see what had gone wrong but if there was anyone there they weren't answering the phone. I am very disappointed and will now have to wait 2 days til Monday to see if it arrives then. If not I will have to traipse down to the depot again and demand my pressie - boo hoo.
Honestly nothing ever goes right !
To cheer myself up I am going to play with my 1930's stars. I have a couple of free hours now. Will let you know how things go !