I’ve been here for a year now, so I should know better, right? Of course not. I don’t use the mail very often. There has never been the need. Also, when I do mail anything, it’s usually not of the “return” variety.
So, when I returned the CRB forms back to my prospective employers, I did not expect that it was already postage paid. You see, in the US, these return envelopes usually have a note at the top corner where stamps are placed, stating that postage has been paid. Easy to understand. How was I to know that “Freepost” meant that postage has already been paid? Not only that, it was placed right in the middle of the address label. How was I to know that it was not part of an address? I wasted two days, or one mailing day. And with the postal strikes affecting delivery down here, it could mean even more days than that.