Wednesday, 31 October 2007

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Bear with me as I rant .I've been having mailing issues for the past couple of weeks but today seems to be my last straw. It all begins with a very slack postman who has no courtesy to ring the doorbell when he has a parcel to deliver.Instead leaves me with one of these with my name spelt wrongly :This has happened time and again and I have left a complaint with Australia Post but I suppose my complaints have simply pass through deaf ears. As I work at home, it is quite impossible for the postie (that whats the postmans are commonly known as here in Ozzie land) to miss me, it's his job to ring the bell,not mine to monitor his arrival. Its such a wild goose chase, he has supposedly done his job and I'm left to make time to make my way to the post office .Today the same thing happened, a card was left to let me know that they had missed me once again. Put simply such a LIE! I was not expecting a parcel but took the card to the post office only to learn that a parcel I had sent out to a customer was sent to me instead. What's the deal with Australia Post, are they employing really slack couldn't be more than bothered staff.Clearly stated on my parcel ,if undelivered please return to .... which any simpleton would understand means that is where the parcel originated from.I sent this parcel last Friday, the post office is a 2 minute walk from my house, it took them 5 days to sent the same parcel back to me , a parcel that's not meant for me in the first place because I'm the sender,my 11 year old cousin would have said "like duh!". Australia Post seriously needs to buck up, they clearly have some slack contractors working on their behalf and as a customer I'm truly disappointed. I hope my mailing issues will be resolved and better handled the next time around.
Now as they say , good things come to those who wait and waited had I. This is what arrived for me this week.A stack of Embroidered Birds on roses ribbon .These have been very popular at the fairs and my etsy shop.They come in different colour combinations and are sold by the yard at $2.50 . Get free shipping if you buy more than 5 yards or ribbon. Check out my shop for this offer.
I have also used these ribbons to embellish some cards I've made for the holiday season. Here are some pictures of my latest creations, I sell them individually or in sets of 3's . Custom orders are always welcomed, place your orders today in time for the holiday season at vintagedelights[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ranting, along the way I hope you enjoyed the pictures I had to share.
Much blogging love,


Natasha Burns said...

Such cute cards Adla!
I'm pretty lucky with my postie, he knows if i am not home and it is not registered to leave it hidden in a certain spot, i really am spoiled. and my last two before him did the same thing.
BUT how funny, the exact thing happened to me too, I received a parcel once, wondering what it was since I hadn't ordered anything and what do you know, it was the one i had sent the day before! I was told at the post office when the address is typed sometimes the box will go through a scanner at the sorting office rather than people looking at it physically. so they think the computer read out my typed return address (which was tiny in the corner) instead of the TO address (which was huge of course!)

Sandi McBride said...

I've about fallen out of my chair laughing. I think my mailman "postie" to you, must be teleporting his no good self over to run your mail. I get the same problem and no amount of complaining amounts to much. Have you ever seen Funny Farm with Chevy Chase? We could do worse, I suppose, could have HIS mailman! The cards are so pretty, and I always have good intentions, but am to lazy for hand crafted cards, lol. Hope you get your mail service straightened out!

Adla said...

Natasha dear , I wish your postie could do the 1.30 slot around my place... If only Perth was just a street away. Lucky you!:) My husband says computers are a paper weight unless you know how to use them... thats serves true in the case of Austpost I suppose.Wish me more luck :)

Sandi dear , what have you done. I know its halloween and stuff, don't tell me you've been swaying your magic wand around and sending all these unreliable slackers my way. Haha, Just joking... can't believe you face the same issues on the other side of the world, I don't think I've watched funny farm but by the sound of it, it sounds like I haven't seen the worst of "posties worsties". Enough is enough :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on our blog....we LOVE your cards....and that sound like so much fun...we will be back to visit (only because we want to hear more of your postie stories)!

Have a blessed day!

kari and kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh....we almost forgot...we added you to our blogroll too!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Adla,
Oh how I relate to your woes with Australia Post - the joys of having a mail order business I suppose. I too have had the same thing with parcels not being left and my own mail being returned to me. I think Natasha is rigth about the typed address. Boo hoo Aussie Post!!!

I love your cards...the ribbon is very pretty. Hope you will join in my 'Handmade Ornament Swap'. I would be thrilled to get one of your lovely creations if I were an exchange partner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Adla, we have some grumpy postie stories as well but the one that stands out for us was he once placed a parcel on out front door mat, we weren't home, it was a Registered Post parcel. Oh we thought, how wonderful, a parcel what surpirse might be in that?!! Until we looked at the label, it was not even addressed to us!! Not for us nor even for someone in our street!!! And it should have had a signature but obviously he was too lazy to fill our the card!! I took it to our local Post Office and explained and they just shook their heads!! Weird!! Have a great day Adla! J & J

Anonymous said...

Hi Adla,
Oh no, you have been having trouble with your postie!! I am pretty lucky where I am because they are all really nice girls in the post office. We have a PO box too so then there is no problem with parcels being undelivered etc.
LOVE your cards with the birdies on them. Too sweet!!
Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

You go girl! It's about time someone gave them a serve! Hope he picks up his act, sooner rather than later!
Your cards are just beautiful.
Chat soon,

Peta said...

Hi Adla, I am in Perth too and have been having the same problem. Postie is too lazy to ring the door bell, always leaves the stupid card!

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's funny but not really, right?! We have a postie who needs his neck wrung as well =) He once left one my outgoing packages in the middle of the street one block over! Ugh. Blessings... Polly

Cece Marie said...

Your blog is just lovely! Thank you for the eye candy!

Adla said...

Oh girls , Thanks you for your comments, always lovely to read, it's funny that more than less of you have the same problem. Goodness me! The lucky ones ought to give their posties an award :) Hoping and wishing they'll send me a better postie soon.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a fabulous blog you have! Thank you for visiting mine! I think I'll be a regular here now! =)

Siobhan said...

Oh Adla,
I love your cards...too cute!

Ali said...

Oh hon, I so know how you feel. My mail is going missing and if not, taking forever and a day to get to me. So frustrating isn't it. Thanks for visiting me and ordering some of my new sweet sentiment card packs. I know you will love them. I will visit again soon to get the next installment of your drama with the postie. oxoxo till then take care cutie. xoox Ali

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