Even a well oiled organisation like Fedex grinds to a halt, when it crosses into Italian territory. I am not surprised but it doesn’t stop me from crying into my cappuccino.
I ordered two small parts from Taiwan to be delivered by Fedex. It is interesting to see how efficient Fedex is.
Elvis in Taiwan (yes that is his real name, and he is alive and kicking) despatched the parcel Friday 5.58 pm January 18th 2013
The little parcel winged it’s way to China and arrived the very next day, Saturday 1.23 am January 19th 2013.
Leaving China behind my little but very urgent parts flew to Germany and arrived the same day at 3.08 PM January 2013
The Germans didn’t mess around they grabbed the little parcel and with German efficiency they stuck it on a plane to France. Where it arrived later that day 11.30pm January 19th 2013.
The French, looked at the parcel, realising that it was of no value agreed to send it to Italy where it arrived the following day at 8.54am January 20th 2013
And then unfortunately the Italians got involved.
As you can see Fedex Italy like my parcel, they are running it around Italy and showing it to everyone. Franco sent the parcel to Vito in Alessandria (which is half an hour from me) and Vito decided to send it back to Franco because Marco and Maria hadn’t seen it.
Franco then sent the parcel back to Vito in Alessandria (Which I hasten to point out is very close to me) but the bu&%er won’t answer his phone.
My little but very urgent parcel has spent more time in Italy than it spent travelling the world. But “ma” this is Italy.
Maybe it might turn up tomorrow, or more probable, Vito in his infinite wisdom will send it back to Elvis.