My mother sent me a birthday card which never arrived. I can't work out if this happens to her more than most. She seems to have had a lot of trouble about which she has shared at length in the past. She just told me that 'This has never happened to me before.'
Has your memory gone Mum?
I don't know. I'll have a look later.
Is your hearing aid in?
Not until Monday.
Anyway, whether it has happened to her before or not, she took a note of the time of posting and the details of the box and the fact that the sellotaped-down card contained no money and she has called the Post Office and demanded a full public enquiry. A nice man said he'd investigate. The card had beer bottles on it. I would have liked it.