Having just waited no less than 8 days to receive a package sent to me in Martinborough from a friend in Invercargill via New Zealand Post, the apparent ineptitude of post services here is high on my mind.
This has been reinforced this morning by the fact that a package I ordered from Toronto, Canada arrived in Auckland via UPS on 19th at 2028 hrs.
Not remarkable unless I tell you that it was dispached from Gelaskins in Toronto at 1623 on the SAME day!
Of course, there is an extra day in the mix due to the Dateline and so on, but I am willing to bet you a pint that it will now take longer to travel the 701 km from Auckland to my hands than it took to travel the 13,876 km from Toronto to Auckland.
Am I alone in regarding that as slightly ludicrous?