The Guardian has an article speculating on whether or not the Royal Mail will still be around this time next year. Given their currently mind-blowing inefficiency, I’d say the real question is will they still be around last year, since they seem to be temporally confused.
For example, they seem unaware that the past actually precedes the future, based on this response I got this morning to a tracking request:-
Come back later:
The sender has advised us that item JC120826495GB will be posted into the Royal Mail network on the 2012-12-18.
So, my package is going to be posted yesterday.
That’s a pretty good trick.