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

2 comments:

Anna Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:50:00 am  

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

Monstee Wednesday, February 08, 2006 3:50:00 am  

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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