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Postal Blues

Postal Blues

A recent letter to the editor warned against the use of the Cambodian postal system

because of lax reliability. I regret to say that our experience with Transindo has

been about the same at a somewhat higher price. Several months and several faxes

after using its dollar-a-letter service, we realized that some mail simply had not

arrived. In addition at least one letter delivered to me had been opened and then

taped up. As a test, a colleague of mine sent a letter to himself through their system.

All it had to do was to get to Thailand and back. That was mid-October and there

is still no sign of it. Finally filled with frustrated indignation we headed for

the manager's office to voice a complaint. He was not there but we saw a lesser official

who I have to admire for his honesty, charm and totally deflationary approach. "Don't

worry," he said, "exactly the same thing happens to me when I use the company

to send letters to the USA-it all goes to Thailand!"

So my advice to all who want to send letters out of this fair land is to scrounge,

beg, plead, and grovel at the feet of those who run their own mail-bag service or

are traveling themselves. It's the only safe way!

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