???? I do not understand your question. A key is the small metal device which you carry in your bag to open the lock to the house through the keyhole. A person only needs one key to enter the house without breaking in with force. If a key is stolen, then, the house is totally unsecure. I have two doors in the house but both doors work with the same key because the locks are identical. There are three locks (i.e. three keyholes) in total in the house. These locks are expensive because they are security keys (protected from unauthorised copying). Are you really seriously answering to my question?
She was a long standing friend who held my spare housekey for long (4+ years). But, we got estranged over time and I suspected that she may be having a difficult time. I asked her to return the key in January which she agreed to give it to me in person, so we arranged a dinner. But she forgot to bring it to the dinner. I said to her that she could give it back to me when we meet again, but she insisted that she would post to me.
I asked her to send it as business mail from her employer as she suggested to send to my work address. My intention is of course that the key is returned to me by trackable means, because the courier sent between two businesses are always trackable. Instead of doing it, she posted to my employer by the normal mail, and she thought it was more secure.
I work at the building where 9,000 people work (HSBC head quarter building) and the normal mail gets lost all the time unless it is recorded. So, it is not a big surprise for me when the mail got eventually lost.
But, how can you say that the royal mail is the only person which can be held responsible for the loss if there isn't even a proof that the key is actually posted? I am only relying on the text messages from her saying that she posted it.
Isn't the point being that the key disappeared from her possession? Or, she may have had already lost the key when I asked back and the posting never occurred? People only use the tracked mail so that the responsibility is shifted from the sender. If there is no proof of posting, then, how can the responsibility shift from the sender to the royal mail?
If she had simply lost the key, would the answer anywhere different?