Monday, September 22, 2008

Post Haste (Not)

I Ran All The Way

A birthday card sent from East Yorkshire to Hampshire arrived two weeks late - after a 6,000-mile detour via Tehran, Iran. Audrey Flood posted it from Hutton Cranswick to her friend Win Hopes, 280 miles away in Southsea, but it finally turned up with a postmark on it from the Iranian capital.

FOOTNOTE: Card blanche.

8 comments:

Skeeter said...

That's quite a journey for a car. Not everyday a person gets to see that Tehran postmark.

Best wishes,

Skeeter

Sandi McBride said...

Wonderful that the US Postal Service has imported its expertise to the Mother Land...I once got a birthday card by way of Israel...we still don't know how a card that was mailed in New Jersey went to South Carolina via Haifa...
Sandi

CrazyCath said...

Hmmm. Maybe the Flood gave way to high Hopes....

Merisi said...

*smile*
Some years ago, a large business envelope, sent from an address in Austria, mailed to me in Washington DC, arrived via Australia. I still wonder what "they" were thinking! ;-)

Maggie May said...

That's British Post for you! Do things the hard way.

Shrinky said...

Just last month a friend of mine in Seattle sent me a letter. It took four weeks to arrive and showed up with a rubber stamp on the envelope, "Mis-sent to Thailand".

Thing is; They had a SPECIAL RUBBER STAMP for it..(shaking my head)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, the Royal Mail is just fabulous. :D

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That doesn't surprise me at all with our postage system!

CJ xx