I can sympathize with Ian Sumpter (Aug. 25 letters) when it took three weeks for mail to travel from Victoria to Mill Bay. I’ve come to the conclusion that Canada Post must hate birthdays.
In late May, I sent a birthday card to a family member in Calgary. The envelope was completely and correctly addressed including the postal code. Six weeks later it arrived back in my community mail box with a note stating that there was no such address. I went to our local postal outlet and sent the same card and envelope again with the postal clerk adding that the address was verified after telling me that one person had to resend their card three times before it was properly delivered. The recipient of my card still doesn’t have the card.
Family members in Kamloops and Toronto sent me birthday cards in mid-July. As of Aug. 31, I have received neither card.
I don’t know what is going on since the bills and advertising still arrive without a problem; but greeting cards? Apparently, Canada Post doesn’t like birthdays.