Aug 28, 2008

Postcard goes 3,500 miles off target!

A holiday postcard sent by a 11-year-old girl to her grandparents ended up 3,500 miles off target in the New York City! How? According to Daily Mirror, Jessica Webber, the girl, was on a holiday with her mum, dad and sister in Majorca, Spain, when she sent the card. She addressed the card to Mr and Mrs P. Jones and sent it to their home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. But due to some kind of mix-up in the sorting office in Spain, the card was sent to Harold Jones in Staten Island, New York.

After sensing that the card was not meant for him, Mr Jones, 60, contacted his local newspaper. With the help of the newspaper, Mr Jones collected the phone number of the couple and called them.

Peter Jones, 68, a retired postman, said: "I got a strange call from a man with an American accent to say he had my postcard. It was a bit confusing at first. But we had a lovely chat. That postcard's seen some sights."

So, the card sent by little Jessica, of Baldock, will have travelled 7,000 miles when it gets to her grandparents in St Neots. Lucky postcard!


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