Thursday, June 02, 2011
That’s what I said to the poor chap at the counter when he walloped me with the news that there was now a 9$ surcharge for sending parcels to the U.S. “What’s all this about?” I asked him. “Well, it’s a recent fee that’s been instated by the U.S. customs and security department... Package handling an all that. Apparently they found printer cartridge boxes that turned out to be bombs, so...” “How expensive is a bloody x-ray machine?” I guffawed. “Yeah! I know” he replied. Well... I guess I can say I played my part in helping out the struggling U.S. economy... I just don’t appreciate being bullshited with lame excuses while being surreptitiously ripped off. What a load of bunk this is!