After waiting a week for a parcel delivery and receiving three automated messages telling me it is arriving then, oops, sorry yet another delay, I certainly believe in the definition of Hermes not only as a messenger but also the God of trade, commerce, thieves and trickery.
It will be interesting to see if it ever turns up.
Meanwhile, in other news, Elfie is continuing with his own tricks.
Update on the parcel . After firing off a snotty email last night to the company I ordered from, a van turned up just as I arrived home from my Hospice shift this afternoon. The parcel was handed over with apologies and an explanation (a new driver that cannot find rural addresses in the dark apparently)
" Good health, I mean Elf".ReplyDelete
Well it's nearly Christmas. What's his favourite tipple?
Seems to be whatever he can lay his hands on!Delete
I am waiting for a Hermes delivery today.Delivery slot 8am to 6 pm.Not long to go.I really do not understand why anyone uses Hermes.Royal Mail is so much more reliable.ReplyDelete
I think it must be cheaper for companies to use them. You get what you pay for in terms of service!Delete
People take Logistics for granted when ordering parcels, not saying that you do necessarily Jaycee, but there is a huge amount of things that have to come right in organising transportation of goods for everything to work and the parcel to be delivered on time.ReplyDelete
Yes, I understand. The annoying thing though was that they sent three messages on consecutive days saying that it was being delivered that evening and then it didn't turn up. It would have been less provocative to have waited until they were actually in a position to deliver it before they sent the message. It seems the new driver couldn't find us in the dark so just kept taking the parcel back with him. It took my complaint to trigger some action by the supervisor to bring it herself - in daylight 😉Delete
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Couldn't they find the light in the window?ReplyDelete
Light or no light I reckon Elfy babe could find his way to the bar!
You're not wrong there CathyDelete
Naughty elf! Hope he makes it back to Santa to report on your good behaviour or it`s a piece of coal for you.ReplyDelete
We could do with some coal at the moment. Cold and windy here today!Delete
Naughty Elf had raided Mummy Elf's drinks cabinet and nabbed himself a bottle of Ronmiel Cocal that she had brought back from The Canary Islands along with a straw donkey and the mobile phone number of an attentive young waiter called Francisco.ReplyDelete
Francisco and I are just good friends.Delete
That's what Prince Charles said about Camilla!Delete