Our local council allows for up to two general garbage collections per year of items too big to place in the garbage bin. They then provide a sticker to place on the items to be collected so that people can tell that you are not just dumping garbage in the street.
We phoned last week to arrange a collection and they gave us today as the date for the collection but when we put the items out late yesterday we hadn’t received a sticker to put on it. The truck came past and picked it all up this morning and the postman delivered the sticker this afternoon. Now all we need is a time machine to take the sticker back to yesterday.
Not sure what this says about the council and the postal service but there was no priority sticker on the mail and normal mail delivery is now four to six business days so the post got here on time for how it was sent but too late for the purpose for which it was sent.