Friday, 5 June 2009


Edson received a piece of mail. It was sent May 14th from New York state and arrived in Makati May 20th, as indicated by the postmark.

How long do you think it took for the Post Office across the street from us to deliver this piece of mail?

Think good and hard, now.


OK, here is the answer:

It took two weeks for it to be delivered here!

Six days to span half the globe and fourteen days to cross the road.

What do people do who work at the Philippine Post Office? (Obviously not their jobs.) Why does the Post Office even exist if they can't deliver something across the street any faster than two weeks?!

The sad thing is we've had mail delivered from one part of metro Manila to another that has taken as long as three weeks as well...

...and I'm still waiting on that letter my mother sent me in August of 2007...

...and those two packages from Australia, October 2007.

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