A postcard delivered 50 years late solicited an apology from the Australia postal service after it finally made its destination to Adelaide, Australia, from Tahiti last week. The postcard, postmarked in 1966, was addressed to "Robert Giorgio" from "Chris," The Adelaide Advertiser reported .
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Never before has the adage "better late than never" held more truth than when a man checked his mail to find a postcard, sent in 1966. Tim Duffy of South Australia was checking his mail recently when he noticed a postcard that was addressed to a Robert Giorgio.
There's a reason it's called snail mail! Australia Post forced to apologise it delivers a postcard 50 YEARS late In 1966, 'Chris' decided to send a card from Papeete, Tahiti to Robert Giorgio in Adelaide describing how he was enjoying himself in the humid weather - and said he'd be in touch once he reached England. Last Monday, Tim Duffy checked the mail at his Wattle Park home and found the postcard underneath a water bill, complete with a 13-franc stamp, The Advertiser reported.
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