Snail mail

I just received an invoice for a Christmas gift. I ordered something for my family from a UK web site, and had it delivered to them, gift wrapped. The company apparently assumed I was in the UK too, because they sent the invoice to the card holder address but forgot to put enough postage on it, so it ended up being sent surface mail.

So if you’ve ever wondered how long it can take a letter to get from the UK to the US by surface mail: about three months.

Then this evening, I got a phone call from some kind of collection agency, saying they wanted to talk to me about an accident I witnessed… in 1998.