If you sent me a Christmas card…
… it might be delayed getting to me:
That’s what the mailboxes in my building look like right now. I assumed some nefarious person had smashed into them for nefarious purposes, but apparently the mail carrier accidentally broke it and they had to send away for parts, so we aren’t getting mail in my building for a few more days (it has already looked like this for several days, but the strata council only just put up a sign explaining what happened and what the plan is).
If you didn’t send me a Christmas card, you can just tell me that you did and it must have gotten stolen out of the broken mailbox.