What happened to this person's letter will make you love email

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Ah, snail mail. Great for nostalgia, not so great for speedy or clean delivery.

Reddit user scotta01, who Mashable reports is from Exeter, UK, shared a photo of a letter his wife received to explain mail that arrived in "damaged condition."

It's a bit strange:

The letter says her note had been delayed because it was damaged... by snails.

That's right, it's literally snail mail.

The explanation is both polite and a bit frank, considering how strange it is.

Reddit user scotta01 confirmed that this is not a typical British problem, although that would be punny.

"First time I have ever seen anything like it," they wrote in a separate comment. "The post box was out in the middle of nowhere so maybe that had something to do with it."

Isn't email great?

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