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I don’t know whether you’ve posted anything recently? I’m not a very frequent poster of things but it was my sister’s birthday recently and that’s definitely a posting time.

My sister’s an active outdoors person – in fact she works as an outdoor instructor, after previous employment as a reindeer herder – so outdoorsy stuff is good, particularly small things that are easily transported and don’t take up much space. So I found a couple of things that I thought would suit her, wrapped them up and headed off to the Post Office.

I was unaware that Post Office policy has changed regarding accepting parcels over the counter. Apparently you now have to declare the contents, even for domestic post. A friend theorises that this is because even domestic parcels are often travelling by air nowadays; whatever the reasons, I was a bit taken aback (and annoyed – whose business is it really?) and I obviously showed it when the lady at the counter asked me what was in my parcel. She helpfully explained.

It didn’t help really. I looked at the small padded envelope I’d handed over.

“Well, you’re not going to believe me… There's a bucket, and a kitchen sink…”

Date: 2013-10-07 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I ran into this today - you can't send batteries if they're not in their original packaging. I had three in the box with the video remote. So I said yes since the remote's box was the original packaging.

Date: 2013-10-10 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myceliumme.livejournal.com
in dehydrated format?

Date: 2013-10-10 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myceliumme.livejournal.com
Oops - just followed links. Grin.

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