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A Passport Nightmare

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I had a situation of sorts with Canada Post and my passport. The thing i was most nervous about happened. They delivered it to the wrong person. I checked the tracking site online one evening because I was expecting it soon, but to my horror it showed that the package, containing my passport (with my UK Visa!!), and all my, my father's and my grandfather's birth documents, had been delivered to someone else.

There was a picture of the signature on the website and I sat there dumbfounded, not recognizing it at all. I went into panic mode of course! The next day basically hounding Canada Post and going to the mail distribution centre in addition to calling the british embassy to start an investigation. Noone could answer who the question I kept asking...Who was it delievered to?

I just bought my plane ticket a few days days before, after getting confirmation of my approved visa. Of course, I tend to think the worst in situations just to cover any shock value but I envisioned a long process of re-issuing my passport and birth documents ahead. The thought was not very comforting.

To make a long story shorter, I raised hell with Canada Post and got a hold of the supervisor who probably freaked out on the carrier and Voila! My package was delivered right away to my work. I was told it WAS delievered to the wrong person and they, being good people, had dropped it off at the distribution centre the day before.

In any case the investigation is being continued, mostly because the british embassy in Ottawa weren't very pleased at the mix up. Chalk it up to someone having a bad day I suppose.

At this point I'm all ready to get on that plane. I have some packing left do and some minor arrangements but I'm so excited! Eleni's planning a going away soiree for me in a few weeks downtown so I'm excited to have all my friends together and have one more fantastic night together.

Posted by ashleym66 13:00 Archived in Canada

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