really?

i finally wrote yaymee a letter and was online looking up postage* for mailing a letter to guinea.

and was startled by some of the things that are prohibited for mailing to guinea:

  • Arms, ammunition, daggers, sword-canes, brass knuckles, blackjacks, and other secret weapons.

  • Articles bearing the “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross” as a trademark.

  • Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, silver; precious stones; jewels; and other valuable articles.

  • Foreign products, natural or manufactured, having markings, labels, or wrappings of any kind that may give the impression that they are of French origin.

  • Perishable infectious biological substances.

  • Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

  • Radioactive materials.

  • Weights and measures not of the metric system.

the other ones i understand.

*$0.84 for 1 ounce via airmail

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2 responses to “really?

  1. Damn! I guess my secret plan to overthrow the metric system in Guinea through my mailings to Yaymee is not going to work.

  2. No wonder me had problems shipping me 1lb. red cross, plutonium shooting, pox covered, French labeled potato gun with the gold plated, diamond studded handle.

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