From the Herald Sun: Can't trust a Scot to do a German's work.
A young Scotsman working as a postie in Germany failed to deliver mail for more than a year, hoarding and disposing of 20,000 letters. The 23-year-old employee of a private postal firm told authorities he was overworked and opted to collect the envelopes in his flat or throw them away rather than deliver them, authorities said. He was caught when a neighbour in Frankfurt saw him dumping stamped envelopes, catalogues, circulars and packages into a rubbish bin.
I think the German postal service is a rip-off as it is, having to pay 50 cents just to send a letter, let alone when the mail doesn't even arrive!