Mind you, missing stuff isn't just at christmas... bought a set of old photos from US about 3 months ago. Never arrived. The guy sent replacements to UK. They were then sent to me here.
Royal Mail. I cannot recall the number of items I received at my address which were meant for someone else,
Oh, I know that one too. When I was in Glasgow I lived at 88 Copeland Rd. I kept getting mountains of mail for 88 Nelson Street (Obviously they could only read numbers). The bloody sorting office was 100 metres from my house. I complained loads of times and took the mail back and gave it to them face to face. One time I was missing something I'd been waiting for. I said I wanted the postie to go to Nelson Street and ask all the people if they'd received it (Nelson street was a tenament, so about 8 flats; Copeland Rd was a house).
The post woman replied, "Oh, there's no point, there's nobody living there with your name!" She just couldn't get it when I pointed out there was nobody in my house with any of the names of the dozens of people living in Nelson Street.
for our amusement please let us know when/if they ever arrive.
Yippee! Both arrived this week. Only two weeks, not that bad! I'm still waiting for the photos posted from US in November.