So very pissed at the U.S. Mail Service and the country in general right now. Nothing personal, but heavens. I almost cried at the post office earlier. Should be an indicator of how mad I was.
So today I had a box of chocolates that I needed to mail like three days ago but I only got money today. So I went to the post office and asked for a box. The guy there said yes, they had a box that would fit, but no, it was only for the U.S. Mainland. They didn't have anything for international mailing, which was absurd. Our school has a 1:1 ratio of int. students to mainland students. I took the box anyway and went to the bookstore, where a really nice guy wrapped it up for me and even put a silver ribbon on it. How sweet. I went back to the post office and the lady there said no, you couldn't mail with wrapping paper or ribbons on your package. She suggested me to get another box to put my wrapped box in.
By then I was late for class and really mad. Seeing the murderous look on my face, she relented and said I could mail it if I take off the ribbon and use big duct tapes. I did the former, and asked the lady whether the post office had any duct tape. She said yes, they did, but the duct tape was only for the U.S. Mainland.
That was the point that I snapped and stormed out of the post office.
At least the chocolates are mailed now, with big clear international duct tape I found somewhere. The thing cost me $12, another WTF. It weighs like 3 oz.