I ordered a batch of those fantastic
Choccy eggs for Easter
from the online Finnish shop Suomikauppa
nicely facilitated by their surprisingly slick and painless online payment setup.
What with the euro exchange rate being what it is this turns out to be a very expensive indulgence,
but hey, can't get enough of those Mignons!
I spent the next two weeks(!) salivating in anticipation,
and couldn't contain my excitement when the parcel finally arrived in the office and immediately ripped it open.
Things didn't look promising when a rain of crushed eggshell fell like confetti from the parcel, and sure enough,
there wasn't much left of my dozen eggs.
However, a sad email to those really nice people at Suomikauppa started a surprisingly pleasant conversation
which looks to be about to resolve itself with me receiving another batch of choccy eggs, hopefully in time for Easter!
I received my order of Mignon eggs today,
unfortunately they were packed in a soft bag instead of a box,
and the postmen seem to have jumped up and down on the parcel so all my eggs have been smashed to pieces.
I'm not very impressed with your packaging I'm afraid.
When sending delicate goods abroad, surely it would have been sensible to have used a box?
Thank you for your quick response,
Personally I would blame the British Post Office rather than the Finnish one!
I would like to take up your kind offer to replace the eggs, I have 4 which arrived (mostly) unbroken, so if you could send me only 8 more that would make me very happy.
Although I can see that you made a great effort to carefully wrap the eggs in paper, the cardboard egg containers are quite dented so substantial force must have been applied by the postmen.
I have attached a photograph so you can see the damage for yourselves, I opened the parcel and a shower of eggshell fell out like confetti at a wedding. It was very sad :(
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