A young mother (pictured above) was recently horrified to discover that her local council included the words “I hate Miss Antonia Wright” above her address on a letter in the post. She first noticed the discrepancy when picking through her mail and noticing the words “I hate” written on the transparent window common to most envelopes. It was only after opening it did she realise it had come from Doncaster Council.
“I still can’t believe it,” the 19-year-old mother of one said when describing her reaction to the bizarre discovery. “I have never even spoken to this person at the council before. All I can think is they have been joking around in the office and they mistakenly left it on the letter,” she adds in an attempt to explain the possible error.
The council attributed the bizarre sentence to employee error, saying that the line should have read “I have written to Miss Antonia Wright” but was somehow truncated to read “I hate Miss Antonia Wright”.
Miss Wright, however, was not satisfied.
‘It is just unacceptable. This could have been so much worse. They could have mistakenly sent it to someone who is not very well or has mental health problems,’ she said in response to the council’s excuse.
Doncaster Council is now investigating the matter further and have replied officially with the following statement.
“We are very sorry for the distress this has caused our resident and we have already apologised personally to Miss Wright and her family.”
We at DigZoo feel that should probably just be the end of it, and that the council’s explanation actually makes a fair bit of sense. We also feel that being told you’re hated isn’t exactly the end of the world, and that a thick skin makes life much easier. But hey, who are we to decide how others should feel? Let us know what you think in the comments below!