the process is the artwork

Don’t rely on the postal services

So here I am in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the National Art Gallery, waiting for my sculpture which the Norwegian Postal Services did not manage to deliver in time for the exhibition it was due for.

When sending anything, one should always take precautions. Just to be on the safe side, I paid a lot of money for special express services, with a guaranteed two-day delivery time. Many days later, after the easter holidays, the package had still not arrived, and I was told it had not yet been sent, in fact the poor thing had been forgotten in a corner. Had it been an underdeveloped country, I might have expected such, but Norway being one of the richest and most efficient countries in the world…let’s say I wasn’t very impressed. I was promised that it would be delivered the next day.

To make a long story short, it didn’t show up for another five days. Mistakes do occur from time to time of course, but my experience of my country is this: don’t trust anything to function normally for a week before and after any public holiday. If someone wants to invade Norway, do plan the attack for the summer holidays, because that’s when even our government officials and armed forces take a much deserved break all at the same time.

4 responses

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  2. Well,next time, SAS hand luggage , very safe

    May 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    • yes, and it would have been much cheaper tooūüôā

      May 5, 2011 at 8:36 am

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