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)