Well, someone I know was messed about by a landlady, as happens, and so she sent a letter asking the landlady to pay for some items she disposed off without giving my friend a chance to collect them. Long story, and I am not going in to details.
The landlady writes back, and amongst a lot of seemingly crazy things in the letter, she points out that my friend put a recorded delivery sticker on her letter. She says that as she did not sign for it, it was not recorded delivery, and so putting that sticker on the letter is fraud. Apparently she is going to report this fraud to the police.
I am at a loss. Obviously, it was recorded delivery - that is what the royal mail recorded delivery sticker means. Clearly the post man simply forget to get a signature (as does occasionally happen).
Interestingly, she is not claiming that there was insufficient postage on the letter or that she had to pay any excess postage, simply that saying it is recorded delivery when clearly it is not (as she did not have to sign) is fraud!
I have suggested that having this (apparently) crazy person in the same room in front a judge is probably going to end badly and not really worth the hassle. She is already making various wild accusations (including the post fraud) and my friend cannot prove the value of what she disposed of. Shame, but some times it is best to just walk away.
I almost hope she does go to the police with this apparent postal fraud though. Shame we would never hear how that goes.
There are some "interesting" people in the world, aren't there...
P.S. For added amusement - we have just checked, and Royal Mail have a proof of delivery signature for the letter...