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(Metro)   Things that people send in the mail: Live hamster, 'pristine' sex toy collection and a 500-strong army of Barbie dolls ... and then it gets weird (not safe for work pic but hey it's the weekend pic)   (metro.co.uk) divider line 72
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2013-06-15 09:27:11 PM
*shrug*

Bro is in the military. Mail is not something they take very lightly. So, when at boot camp, on his birthday, he got a card that was as tall as the CO? It didn't go over very well (only got away with it because the card played the Star Wars theme when you opened it and the CO was a fan).

The second time we had a problem was when he asked for green army men. It takes some explaining, but let's just say they are critical to ensure something is properly fixed on ship. So my mom sent him something like 1500 total. We got a strongly-worded letter from the CO saying that should he need an invading force's worth of little green army men, he'd let us know (they didn't return the toys though, so again, I don't think bro really got into trouble).

/we're collecting stories so he can make his own version of Skippy's List when he gets out
 
2013-06-15 09:29:14 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: I have a lot of questions and all of then are NSFW.

So...so do I ask Google? I know THEY know now. But I kind of like that.

Yeah, I'll see myself out. Thanks.

Questions about the pristine sex toy collection or the time machine? I think buy pristine they mean used : /

*shrug* I got Purell and spare time.

/kidding
//mostly

So not not the time machine?
:- )


Always the time machine.

/always
 
2013-06-15 09:30:32 PM
Erix: Another volley in their mail prank war was a feather bomb, which is basically just plastic wrap taped to two flaps of a box's lid and filled with feathers, so it launches them when the box is opened.  This also failed, since it apparently broke during shipping, and the post office just delivered a plastic bag filled with feathers and a crushed box.

CSB.


lack of warmth:  Sounds like the mail service had had enough of the shenanigans.

Or, more likely, the box just failed because it was full of air.  A big, mostly empty box won't support a big, mostly-full box of the same size stacked on top of it unless it's reinforced in some way.
 
2013-06-15 09:33:03 PM

Peki: *shrug*

Bro is in the military. Mail is not something they take very lightly. So, when at boot camp, on his birthday, he got a card that was as tall as the CO? It didn't go over very well (only got away with it because the card played the Star Wars theme when you opened it and the CO was a fan).

The second time we had a problem was when he asked for green army men. It takes some explaining, but let's just say they are critical to ensure something is properly fixed on ship. So my mom sent him something like 1500 total. We got a strongly-worded letter from the CO saying that should he need an invading force's worth of little green army men, he'd let us know (they didn't return the toys though, so again, I don't think bro really got into trouble).

/we're collecting stories so he can make his own version of Skippy's List when he gets out


I know when my brother was in boot camp it was really strict on what they could have.
 
2013-06-15 09:34:11 PM

megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: I have a lot of questions and all of then are NSFW.

So...so do I ask Google? I know THEY know now. But I kind of like that.

Yeah, I'll see myself out. Thanks.

Questions about the pristine sex toy collection or the time machine? I think buy pristine they mean used : /

*shrug* I got Purell and spare time.

/kidding
//mostly

So not not the time machine?
:- )

Always the time machine.

/always


Madam I bow to your awesomeness ; )
 
2013-06-15 09:56:06 PM
Peki:
The second time we had a problem was when he asked for green army men. It takes some explaining, but let's just say they are critical to ensure something is properly fixed on ship. So my mom sent him something like 1500 total. We got a strongly-worded letter from the CO saying that should he need an invading force's worth of little green army men, he'd let us know (they didn't return the toys though, so again, I don't think bro really got into trouble).


Damn that made me laugh.  Send in Johnny and the 101st Plasticians!

Oh, and I agree with Megarian.  Always the time machine.  If nothing else we need to keep it out of the hands of those less responsible than we.  Muahahahaaaaa!
 
2013-06-15 09:58:21 PM
megarian: *shrug* I got Purell and spare time.

/kidding
//mostly


What, you wouldn't pull a Larry Flynt?

Probably for the best, actually.  Wrong kind of "sheeting action."
 
2013-06-15 10:03:58 PM
a man in his 50s wanted his Barbie collection sent to his new home.

1.bp.blogspot.com

NTTAWWT
 
2013-06-15 10:06:56 PM

im14u2c: megarian: *shrug* I got Purell and spare time.

/kidding
//mostly

What, you wouldn't pull a Larry Flynt?

Probably for the best, actually.  Wrong kind of "sheeting action."


Hmmmmm....

Alright, yeah I'm in.
 
2013-06-15 10:17:13 PM
White powder?
 
2013-06-15 10:21:57 PM
In small things forgotten
 
2013-06-15 10:23:56 PM
Due to being a professional hitman, I refuse to open any box of toy soldiers in my swank penthouse apartment. It's just common sense.
 
2013-06-15 10:24:42 PM

stuffy: No. 8 a teenage girl.

Why was this a problem?


No airholes in the box. Tragically was the problem with my first mail order bride.
 
2013-06-15 10:39:07 PM
"A hot Shepherd's Pie"

Am I the only one that thinks this could be something incredibly dirty and not at all literal? Let's venture to guess what it could mean. I am going to have to say it has something to do with bagpipes, fecal matter, mashed potatoes, a lamb, a whole carrot, all in a confined space.
 
2013-06-15 10:47:12 PM
Wow.  That article was almost as lame as a BuzzFeed page.
 
2013-06-15 10:52:25 PM

Fano: Due to being a professional hitman, I refuse to open any box of toy soldiers in my swank penthouse apartment. It's just common sense.


Nice reference : )
 
2013-06-15 11:06:30 PM
I only wish there were a way to receive hot shepherd's pie via mail order. Hell, I'd settle for an American restaurant craze that replaces pizza and results in shepherd's pie being delivered to my door.
 
2013-06-15 11:49:53 PM

ReapTheChaos: What's so odd about a passport? Last time I applied for one the US Gov. mailed it to me.

All in all I'd say there's nothing that unusual about most of those.


I was thinking the same thing, but then remembered that the article is from a Britain publication so maybe over there they don't mail passports like they do here in the states.
 
2013-06-16 12:02:59 AM
Probably the strangest thing i ever got in the mail was a half-bale of hay.  Sure, the postman hated us, but that thing kept our bunny fed for a year.
 
2013-06-16 03:35:45 AM
If you're inventive enough, a live hamster is a pristine sex toy collection.
 
2013-06-16 07:07:36 AM

Latinwolf: ReapTheChaos: What's so odd about a passport? Last time I applied for one the US Gov. mailed it to me.

All in all I'd say there's nothing that unusual about most of those.

I was thinking the same thing, but then remembered that the article is from a Britain publication so maybe over there they don't mail passports like they do here in the states.


Passports or sent registered post due to the possibility of theft. What probably happened is the person just put a label and stamps on the passport. Good way of it going missing if you send it abroad.

Most of that would be sent as long as its properly packaged its just that they ask what's in the parcel so that it can be insured properly.
 
2013-06-16 07:08:24 AM

KrispyKritter: have bought & sold on eBay over ten years, thousands of transactions. first thing i shipped was a carefully packed beer stein collection well marked FRAGILE in red marker all over box. hats off to dumpy bitter post office woman who took box off counter and dropped it to the floor. moran.


Silly KrispyKritter, fragile is italian for toss softly.  Everything else is thrown hard.  Just ask anyone working in the shipping business.
 
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