23rd June 16:37
Mail from/to the UK?
Next time send some money, post office tells British couple
LONDON (AFP) - An elderly British couple expressed their shock after
discovering that a card posted to them had been opened by mail workers who
added an abusive note expressing regret that no money was inside.
William and Grace Kill from Oxfordshire, southern England, found the note
inside a card posted to them a month previously by a church congregation,
thanking the couple for giving a talk.
The note read: "Dear customer, we had to open this letter to check for money
or credit cards, there were none, so you can have the ****er back!!!
"Next time, make sure there is some money!! Love, Royal Mail."
Mr Kill, 72, said both he and his 69-year-old wife were badly shaken by the
"We were disgusted and upset -- it made you feel sick," he said.
"When something goes into the hands of the Royal Mail, you trust them but
this is like having someone burgling the house."
The Royal Mail, Britain's monopoly letter service which currently faces
serious allegations about poor service, has apologised and promised an
How many traders/sellers have had problems with the Royal Mail? Not to be a
spoilsport, but I haven't had any (knock on wood) so far. I've sent probably
about 10-15 parcels to England and Scotland in the past eight months, and so
far have not been informed that any were lost. Is it worse for people IN the
UK, than outside?
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