"Lost in the Mail"

I thought La Poste was bad when we received a Christmas card in early February, posted in Paris mid December but this takes some beating:

In the last two months we’ve had three items delivered by La Poste which have been opened and the contents removed en route. It’s not been possible to find out at what point in the delivery from UK they were damaged/opened, but they were all sent by the same person in London.

The items were addressed in script (hand-writing) and showed the name and address of the sender. One item was a parcel, the others long envelopes.

Items sent by the same source are now sent and received by registered post.

Anyone else faced this issue?

Hi Peter…

In the last few months… I wrote about a Brit who received a load of books instead of the bits and bobs her family had posted out to her…

We never did find out who the books belonged to, she never received the correct stuff and we never managed to identify where, within the French postal system, the switch occurred. Bizarre :zipper_mouth_face::zipper_mouth_face:

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Thanks Stella, you cornucopia of vade mecums you!

Is there a famous French detective character (like the moustache twirling Belgian Hercule Poirot or the opium-popping Sherlock Holmes) that we can call up to investigate these nefarious happenings?

Hi Peter

Despite all my “French Connections” … I came up against the proverbial brick-wall… with this case… :upside_down_face::thinking::relaxed:

All we can prove is that the packet was opened in France… but where, by whom… and why…that mystery remains… :zipper_mouth_face:

Oh dear, Stella, I didn’t expect you to do any sleuthing yourself! I’d have you down as perhaps 20% Miss Marple (for being formidably smart), 75% Lisbet Salander - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - (for being terrifyingly woman) the other 5% Distilled Essence of Stella Wood (with Hat). :star_struck:

PS I’ve just remembered Inspector Maigret!

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