The Lost Post #28

 

‘Hey, Mick. Did you get the post?’

‘What post?’

‘The post we sent you.’

‘I didn’t get any post from you.’

‘But we sent it.’

‘I didn’t get it, though.’

‘Oh.’

‘Hmm….’

‘Is this your address?’

‘No.’

‘No?’

‘No. That’s my old address.’

‘And you didn’t update it on the system?’

‘I did. Last year.’

‘I see. Ok, let me send it to the new address.’

‘Cool.’

 

Week later. ‘Hey, Mick. Did you get the post?’

‘No, not yet.’

‘Did you check your Postbox?’

‘Yeah.’

‘And it didn’t arrive?’

‘No. Not yet.’

‘We sent it last week. It should be there by now.’

‘I know, mad.’

‘We sent it to this address.’

‘Yeah. See. That’s my old address.’

‘And you didn’t update it on the system?’

‘I did. Last week.’

‘Oh, ok. Let me sort this out and get back to you.’

Then the tenants at my old address called me and said: ‘Mick, there’s a load of post here for you.’

‘Ok, I’ll come and get it.’

Week later, the phone rang. ‘Hey, Mick. Did you get the post?’

‘I did.’

‘Oh great. It arrived?’

‘No.’

‘Sorry?’

‘I got it from the tenants at my old address.’

‘What?! But that’s fraud.’

‘It’s my post.’

‘You don’t live there.’

‘It was addressed to me.’

‘You can’t be taking post from people’s postboxes.’

‘It’s mine and I used to live there.’

‘Well you’ll have to sent that back to us. That’s our property.’

‘Were you not trying to send it to me in the first place?’

‘We were. We are. Did you not get it this week?’

‘No. But sure I have it here now. Two copies of it.’

‘Yes, but that’s ours. We need you to send that back.’

‘Why?’

‘GDPR.’

‘It’s my data.’

‘But you could sue us.’

‘For getting my own post?’

‘Or we could sue you for taking our post. Or the Tenants of the last place could sue you for taking their post.’

‘They gave it to me.’

‘The Postbox is a separate legal entity.’

‘So the Postbox could sue us all?’

‘The Postal System could.’

‘So what now?’

‘Send us back that post immediately.’

‘And what then?’

‘We’ll post it back to you.’

‘Ok, but I’ve opened it now and everything?’

‘You what? You opened somebody else’s post?’

‘It was addressed to me. It’s mine.’

‘Ok, I’m going to consult our legal team on this and get back to you.’

‘Legal team?’

‘Yes. We need advice on this. Where’s the post now?’

‘On my kitchen table.’

‘Has anybody else seen it?’

‘I don’t think so. Maybe.’

‘Ok, we’re sending somebody down to pick it up. Don’t touch it again and don’t let anybody else see it.’

‘Ok.’

‘Ok. This is bad. This is really bad. Honestly, what were you thinking?’

 

**

 

Novel – El Niño (in Paperback).

El Niño is the exciting debut novel from Mayo man, Mick Donnellan. Slick, stylish and always entertaining, the story is a rollercoaster of drama and tension that hasn’t been seen in Irish fiction for a very long time. Charlie is our protagonist, the pick pocket that steals El Nino’s wallet and then falls in love with her. She’s the wild femme fatale, beautiful; enigmatic and seductive. She rocks Charlie’s world with her smoky wiles and drinking ways and her tough girl ideals. This is Noir at its best. Dark and edgy with crisp fresh dialogue and a plot that engages the reader from the first line and keeps them up all night – right through to it’s powerful finish.

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