AzərPoçt Steals Christmas Chocolate Bar
That is a headline worth spreading. For a while, I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about AzərPoçt, Azerbaijan’s postal service. Unfortunately, this post is coming to you under distressing terms: They stole my chocolate bar. And not just any chocolate bar, but a Christmas gift from Maurie’s Fine Chocolates in Madison, WI, from my friends Ellie and Chris.
I generally try to avoid talking much about Azerbaijani incompetence because this is a particularly unfair forum in which to do so, and it’s not actually that widespread. Also, AzərPoçt usually works very well. Up to now, I haven’t been the victim of any attempt to destroy, steal, mangle, or lose packages or letters intended for me. The parcels take about 10 days to get here, and they are usually in good shape. This is different. Below is the photo evidence of not only a wayward parcel, but a brand of sheer incompetence shown in keeping me from a delicious chocolate bar. Two things: 1) They took the chocolate bar, and then left the wrapper! This is how I knew there was a chocolate bar to begin with. 2) After opening the letter, they proceeded to not only put the chocolate wrapper back in, but then stapled the letter shut, stapling the Christmas card with it.
I wanted my first post on AzərPoçt to be a positive one. Alas…