The Incredible Cambodian Postal Service

The Incredible Cambodian Postal Service

I still cannot believe this. I received the above postcard this past May from my brother, who had mailed it when he was in Cambodia….a year prior. You can see how he mentions my ‘forthcoming trip to China,’ which I took in May… of 2007. A year later the postcard comes to my house! Talk about being fashionably late. You so crazy Cambodia!

Has anyone else had strange experiences with other foreign postal services?

4 comments

1 khaaaaansumating { 07.16.08 at 1:52 am }

A friend of mine sent me something from France but it never got to me. But if Cambodia is any kind of standard .. I guess it could still be on its way. ::crosses fingers::

2 Lady Julianne le Fay { 07.16.08 at 12:57 pm }

My best friend at school sent me three postcards whilst in the USA (we live in the UK) on holiday one year.

I got the second one she wrote and sent first, whilst she was actually on holiday, the third one when she was back anyway, and the first one? That turned up nine months later!

I remember saying to her “Guess what arrived this morning?” and she actually guessed.

3 Marshall { 07.17.08 at 7:05 am }

Here’s something I learned last year.

When you overnight things to other countries, usually that only means that FedEx/UPS/etc… gets it into the foreign postal system overnight, not that it actually gets to the recipient. The foreign postal system takes as long as it feels like at that point. I “overnighted” a letter to someone in Siracha, Thailand and it took almost a month to get there. And it only cost $50 to mail!

4 marie { 07.18.08 at 10:14 pm }

@khaaaaan- Hmm…Perhaps your friend is a LIAR?! jk

@ Nine months!! I would think the U.S. to UK would be at least a little bit better!

@ Marshall – Fifty fucking dollars for overnight month delivery?!!

Ahhhh man, where is a good homing pigeon when we need one?

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