How many of us actually believe it when someone tells us the vital letter or cheque we're waiting for was definitely sent and must just have been 'lost in the post'? We have grave doubts about whoever is spinning us the line, or we start to look askance at our neighbours. Does the old lady in flat B really look like a master criminal?
However, as one story revealed today, the truth may be far more straightforward. A postman has been found hoarding 30,000 letters and parcels in his house after falling behind on his deliveries. So what can you do if something is 'lost in the post'?