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You are NOT going to believe this - yesterday the plant cuttings had arrived in Polokwane Hub not far from finally reaching me when lo and behold the very, very clever souls sorting the parcels decided that the box needed to fly a bit further north - about 100 kilometers further to Thoyandou a 'township' past Louis Trichardt - not only that they have even "sent a first notification to recipient" - is somebody in for a surprise :surprised:. I know I joked about them being RTS - promise I never did this intentionally :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ...

 

Who knows they may still end up at my branch - that is if some bright spark has any intelligent brain cells in working order and reads the address correctly.

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Who knows they may still end up at my branch -

 

No pun intended!!

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lilythepink

We lived in Louis Trichardt when MrA lectured at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou (for two years, nogal)! Perhaps the cuttings thought we are still living there and need them back? I think those cuttings have more powers than anyone in the PO.

 

This is totally, totally ridiculous and beyond a joke. I think I must just send you another lot of cuttings on Monday! The parcel left Grahamstown on 25th September 2012 and still isn't with you!!

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Janet...

 

Gotta love it when parcels take the 'scenic route'.

I sent a parcel with six Kindles to South AMERICA; 1st Class USPS International Registered / Insured. It traveled from the USA to Germany to South AFRICA to South AMERICA....7 1/2-weeks in transit. (and the parcel didn't send nary a post card: "Having fun... Wish you were here".) Buyer was near to 'chrome dome' (yes, qball, bald is beautiful) when he found his parcel had arrived in SA Customs and I was near 'spitting tacks' trying to get answers from US Customs. Their explanation: South AFRICA (Customs) is the 'nearest port of entry' for parcels going to South AMERICA. Yeah, and I am rich, beautiful and under 30!

 

Ruthie

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Janet...

 

Gotta love it when parcels take the 'scenic route'.

I sent a parcel with six Kindles to South AMERICA; 1st Class USPS International Registered / Insured. It traveled from the USA to Germany to South AFRICA to South AMERICA....7 1/2-weeks in transit. (and the parcel didn't send nary a post card: "Having fun... Wish you were here".) Buyer was near to 'chrome dome' (yes, qball, bald is beautiful) when he found his parcel had arrived in SA Customs and I was near 'spitting tacks' trying to get answers from US Customs. Their explanation: South AFRICA (Customs) is the 'nearest port of entry' for parcels going to South AMERICA. Yeah, and I am rich, beautiful and under 30!

 

Ruthie

 

Would have been faster via donkey across Mexico:whistling:.

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We lived in Louis Trichardt when MrA lectured at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou (for two years, nogal)! Perhaps the cuttings thought we are still living there and need them back? I think those cuttings have more powers than anyone in the PO.

 

This is totally, totally ridiculous and beyond a joke. I think I must just send you another lot of cuttings on Monday! The parcel left Grahamstown on 25th September 2012 and still isn't with you!!

 

Must say initially I was not very happy - then I couldn't help but see the funny side...

 

Thanks for offering to send more cuttings 'lily' - much appreciated! - but I think I will take you up on the offer in the new year when all the chaos at SAPO is hopefully 'dried and dusted'

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I had a parcel from a large gem / bead company in the USA end up in SA after taking a round trip to the Far East! When I finally got the parcel it had stamps and postmarks from I don't know how many countries!

 

Now seriously - how does South Africa sound like China???

 

PS. Received all my parcels that have been moving through Tshwane hub - finally! Now just hope that the outgoing parcels to my buyers are finding their way to their designated destinations.

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Must say initially I was not very happy - then I couldn't help but see the funny side...

 

Thanks for offering to send more cuttings 'lily' - much appreciated! - but I think I will take you up on the offer in the new year when all the chaos at SAPO is hopefully 'dried and dusted'

 

This is a better time of the year to be planting cuttings, Sue, so I will send on Monday. If those don't take or don't reach you safely then I can try sending more in January. Don't worry - I intend getting the cuttings to you whether or not the Post Office agree! :whistling:

 

P.S. One of the cuttings which I had forgotten to put into your parcel on 25 September, I stuck into a glass of water. It has excellent roots and is ready to be planted out now! Perhaps I must send that to you on Monday as well?

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This is a better time of the year to be planting cuttings, Sue, so I will send on Monday. If those don't take or don't reach you safely then I can try sending more in January. Don't worry - I intend getting the cuttings to you whether or not the Post Office agree! :whistling:

 

P.S. One of the cuttings which I had forgotten to put into your parcel on 25 September, I stuck into a glass of water. It has excellent roots and is ready to be planted out now! Perhaps I must send that to you on Monday as well?

 

Thank you! - Must admit now would be better to plant. Please PM me your banking details so I can deposit the postage.

 

By the end of the day yesterday I had, had just about more than enough of SAPO. Posted a parcel to a buyer in mid July which seems to have vanished into thin air - spent most of yesterday trying to trace it ???

 

Anyway today is another day - sun is shining, sky is blue and just picked up a dead bird left for me by the cat :mad:

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lilythepink

@svw - no need to send me any more money! I just want to hear that the plants arrive safely and that they're growing. (They take a year to flower but it's worth the wait!)

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@svw - no need to send me any more money! I just want to hear that the plants arrive safely and that they're growing. (They take a year to flower but it's worth the wait!)

 

You're what making a difference will look like stock-vector-funny-cartoon-tree-48126004.jpg.db2cde81003c620ac87e881c8ae283f8.jpg

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lilythepink

I hope the crocked eyes belong to the tree and not to your neighbours who the hibiscus bushes are meant to screen out!! lol

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They have arrived! :grin: Both parcels - collected them this morning.

 

The one you posted last week cuttings are all fine and starting their new life with a very big drink. The other unmentionable was moving - during it's hibernation in PE it gave birth to little white worms... Must admit I gave the pleasure of opening it to hubby - was he shocked :laugh:

 

Anyway a very, very big thank you - looking forward to next year!

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lilythepink

Thank goodness I sent the second parcel to you. And even greater thanks that I wasn't the one to open a parcel with white worms in it! I would have needed specialist assistance to recover as I find all worms totally revolting!

 

Just an aside - that means that eggs hatched and the worms thrived for nearly two months inside the dark inners of a parcel in a probably even darker post office somewhere?! Think what a holiday they must have had with all the travels they went through. (Sounds like a science project in the making ...!)

 

By the way, MrA thinks the worms are a result of the parcel visiting Thohoyandou - mopani worms could have infiltrated the wrapping?!! (Joke, joke!)

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svw

They definitely were not mopani worms - I like them, they are brightly colored and pretty - these were ugly!

 

It is amazing though after seeing this certainly makes one think - those science movies where the insects take over a planet and grow into these giant human eating monsters could be possible...

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They definitely were not mopani worms - I like them, they are brightly colored and pretty - these were ugly!

 

It is amazing though after seeing this certainly makes one think - those science movies where the insects take over a planet and grow into these giant human eating monsters could be possible...

 

Pity one of the post office thieves did not open that parcel with the worms-May well have frightened them off opening parcels that do not belong to them!!:amazed::laugh:

neil

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They definitely were not mopani worms - I like them, they are brightly colored and pretty - these were ugly!

 

It is amazing though after seeing this certainly makes one think - those science movies where the insects take over a planet and grow into these giant human eating monsters could be possible...

 

Heaven forbid! But in this day and age anything is possible, I guess.

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