having watched a program on string (not Strigfellow) theory, apparently
there are loads of other dimensions around which we can't see, but could if
we looked a little harder.
Supporting evidence for this abounds.
For instance, a parcel from Screwfix can arrive by Parcelforce overnight,
but a package from Toolbank via Businesspost (www.businesspost.biz) takes a
full week from order to delivery - ordered Friday delivered next Friday.
O.K. it came to Suffolk from Scotland but seven days?
It must have been artificially aged in holding tanks all down the country
for delivery this slow.
Parcelforce also lost all trace of a Screwfix shipment - shown as despatched
by Screwfix, but shown as not collected by Parcelforce.
This disappeared into limbo for two days, then turned up at the same time as
the replacement package.
It was correctly labelled and everything.
So I postulate a 'package limbo' dimension which must contain, on average,
at least 25% of all packages currently in transit.
Alternatively, the carriers deliberately delay orders with low cost shipping
options to make the higher price services seem attractive.
Let's face it - if Screwfix can deliver overnight for about £5.99 then other
suppliers should be able to match this - or get close as Screwfix will be a
premium customer with bulk discounts.
So overnight - spot on.
Smaller mail order supplier - 3 days max, usually 2.
'Parcel Post' services via PO or other supplier should not take 7 days.
Just as well I managed without the white Bostik Viking wall plugs I ordered
for fixing my wiring clips.
Still, stock replenished for the future.