So did you hear about the news this week where someone mailed bacon to a Republican Congressman as a message about pork barreling?
Turns out it wasn’t such a good idea. The bacon leaked through the package and forced evacuation of the office. A bomb squad came in and discovered it was just food. Personally, receiving bacon for me would be a plus because I love me some pork. But sent to any elected official — they aren’t as appreciative.
This incident reminds me of the the times I’ve sent food through the mail. Mostly to test out what would go through the post office and be delivered. Actually quite a lot.
I sent a cheese single and that made it. Then I tried a big flat slab of beef jerky with the stamps and mailing label stapled to it. That made it, too. Then I pushed my luck with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, with the mailing label & postage tied through a corner like a Christmas tag. Only the tag arrived, making me forever wonder what became of the sandwich and how many machines at the post office got screwed up by my experiment.
Mind you, this was in a pre-9/11 world and I would NOT recommend it now.