The Long Way Round

Three weeks ago, my brother-in-law dropped a letter in the mail to me, sending something that I needed but that wasn’t so valuable that express or certified mail was called for. Usually it takes about a week for a letter to make it from the United States to Bangkok. I waited and waited and finally gave up hope, calling Sunday to have a replacement sent to me, this time by express mail.


The next day, the original letter arrived with a stamp on it: “Missent to Jakarta, Indonesia.” Could Alanis Morissette have worked that into her 1995 hit, Ironic

It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the parcel post that goes the Jakarta way
Who would’ve thought… it figures

What do you think?