I had to go out this morning, bright and early.
I got back home at precisely 12:49pm. As I opened the front door, I could see that the postman had been. I opened the letter from Birmingham City Council, which bore the date of 6th September 2018.
The letter informed me that I would be visited on 11th Sept (today), at 11am.
The envelope, fortuitously, had passed through two franking machines en route. It clearly showed that it had transited via Royal Mail Birmingham Mail Centre on 10/09/2018 at precisely 19:12:37 in the evening.
Then it endured another inking earlier today, Delivered by Royal Mail 11-09-18, before finally ending its journey through my letterbox.
At 8:36am this morning (after I’d already set off from my house), the same gentleman that this letter informed me would be visiting, had phoned me, and left a message on my answerphone, reminding me of today’s visit. Whilst I was out, he had come to my house, and left a card informing me that I’d missed the appointment!
Luckily, I’d already arranged a separate appointment for later this afternoon, also with someone from Birmingham City Council, but for a different purpose. I showed her the letter and envelope that had only came today, and she said that Birmingham City Council‘s post isn’t collected every day, so my situation isn’t uncommon!