Yesterday, a friend of mine posted on FB about how she was told by someone that she can’t ship food overseas because it’s not on the customs form. We all had a lovely discussion about how that wasn’t true, or how others got around overly grumpy postal workers who would refuse packages with food listed on them.
I sent food to my husband all the time and I listed it on my customs forms and no one at my post office cared.
Either way, it led me to remember the lovely meeting our command had for the spouses about what you can and CANNOT send to the boys while deployed. (Don’t be offended by my use of boys. We didn’t have any female Marines in the unit at the time)
1. Don’t send alcohol.
2. Don’t send smokes
3. Don’t send porn.
Ok, sounds good…
All was well and fine until we hit number three. In an ever so clever manner, our higher up proceeded to explain how we can send all kinds of different foods, including cereal. He then just so happened to mention that the interior of a cereal box happens to be the exact size of your average Playboy.
I don’t think I’ve ever giggle so hard during a meeting with my husbands unit!
Very clever Mr. I&I, very clever indeed.