Delivery is paralysingly slow this week. On Sunday evening I booked a DHL pickup, but missed the next-day time slot by 40 minutes, so had to book for Tuesday. On Tuesday they came to tell me that they couldn't collect and would return tomorrow (cheekily putting down that the packet wasn't ready for collection). They picked it up on Wednesday morning but it's still not at its destination.
On Monday morning I handed a different packet into a Hermes place but it wasn't collected from there until 26 hours later and it only arrived at the recipient today.
Must be Christmas.