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A UK postman delivered a vinyl record through a letterbox… by folding it in half!

By May 12,2016

A UK postman delivered a vinyl record through a letterbox... by folding it in half!

Digital strategy consultant Sharon O’Dea has had a rather ‘record-breaking’ experience with the Royal Mail. When she came home from work on May 11th, yesterday that is, she noticed that the Royal Mail postman had been through quite some effort to get her parcel through the letterbox. Her parcel, a vinyl record (which one is still unclear), was folded in half!

After she tweeted about it, the rather funny story quickly got the media interested. Soon Metro journalist Alison Lynch jumped on the story and got O’Dea on the phone: “It’s actually a record my husband ordered. It was on the doormat when I got home last night. He’s something of a vinyl junkie so he was livid when I told him. It had fragile tape all over it AND the name and logo of the sender, a record shop, on the front. (…) I’m often amazed by what the postman manages to squeeze through our quite small letterbox – on one occasion a Boden parcel containing three jumpers – but this was just ridiculous as it was very obviously a record.”

Truth to be told, the social media people at Royal Mail did respond the next morning and are in the process of finding a solution. In the meantime O’Dea slashed another parcel service, Yodel by tweeting out: “@RoyalMail if I wanted my stuff smashed up by idiots I’d have used Yodel.” To which a Yodel social media rep. replied: “@sharonodea Hi Sharon, could I be of any assistance with a past parcel with us? I’d like to look into this. Thanks, Hailey”. Funny times on Twitter indeed.

Here’s how the story developed on Twitter:



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