Mail Fail

Did you know that when you send a package internationally, you have to write on the customs form what’s in the package and how much it costs? Then they take that form and stick it on the box right next to the address label.

So much for the element of surprise.

I just sent a bunch of wrapped gifts to Spain, but now my friend will know what they are before she even opens the box.

How depressing. Why does the USPS hate joy?

p.s. I should add that the women at my local post office were very kind and helpful this morning. I just think there’s got to be a better way to get a gift overseas without having to ruin the recipient’s gift-getting experience.

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