Last week I won an auction on Ebay for a supposed "open, but new and never used" rifle stock from a guy in Florida. At first he was going to send it FedEx, but it would have cost $67. Next he goes down to the US Post Office and finds out it's only $19. I tell him fine since the agreed upon shipping to Hawaii was $15 and he says he can stomach the $4 over. So below is a picture of how he wrapped and sent it.
Today I go down to the airport branch of the post office to pick it up. The postal worker causes a big commotion and begins lecturing me about firearms and how I am not supposed to send them in the mail like this. After her little rant I politely and quietly pointed out the following:
1. It is NOT a rifle or firearm, but a replacement stock for a rifle that is about as dangerous as a stick right now.
2. I did NOT SEND IT. I am here to pick up the package and had no idea this is how he wrapped it. Also I do not know this guy from Adam as I had won it on Ebay.
3. YOU GUYS, meaning the United States post office accepted it because they printed the postage and attached the tracking label to it. So instead of lecturing me and making a big scene she should talk to her higher ups and go after the USPS workers in Florida.
After I made those arguements she just stared at me and then agreed that yes the people in Florida were at fault, but still insisted that I should not send guns in the mail and especially not wrapped like that. I told her thank you, took my parcel and left.