Okay, so I can understand that Australians can get a little mixed up sometimes. I mean, they're already upside-down and it's a slippery slope towards the backwards-thinking that makes postmen to bungle up the mail.
At least you get your letter back in a couple weeks so you can try again.
In the progress-driven United States of America, things are different.
The pony express got letters from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 10 days. 12 if there was snow. And that was back in 1860!
Folklore says only one mochila was lost in all the time, but that hasn't been verified as true.
So you'd think that in 2005, we'd be at least as good, right? Wrong!
Today I got a letter back in the mail that I had sent:
With proper postage
Four months ago
The stupid sticker on it said "Postmark Expired" or something.
Yeah, you better run, Mr. Postman.