Yesterday Was 'Send Back the Junk' Day

By Gary Cutlack on at

Royal Mail staff are not yet enjoying themselves, as now their pre-Christmas hell is over with there's a new type of hell being unleashed on them this week; the annual returning of the crap.

The Mail says that January 2 is the day of the year upon which we return the most Christmas items for refund, having politely waited it out for a week before deciding that we'd rather have the cash, or even some shop credit to buy something nicer with. Returns are 70 per cent higher this week than on a usual day in December, as parcels once again pile up behind the counter and the only thing keeping post office staff happy is the smell coming off all the adhesive labels. [Royal Mail]