“Out Of The Blue”

With snow still gracing the surface, there is the first winter snowstorm with blizzard’s conditions scheduled to arrive tonight and continuing into tomorrow. Therefore one will forego one’s juant to Borders. Last week one was anticipating obtaining presents from Borders and a nearby grocers to send to relatives. This Christmas one contemplated something different and yet festive at the same time. At one’s arrival at the nearby post office one was amazed to post all the presents which were wrapped previously by Borders. When one inquired if one could send some alcohol thinking beforehand that others had doubts about it, however couldn’t give me reasons for their thinking. One automatically placed the bottles on the counter and was astounded to learn that alcohol wasn’t allowed to be posted. It was going to Va., to Mi., and to Fla. One of my neices recently was married and one thought it would a romantic wonderful present to receive. One other neice just recently had her first baby boy and again thought this was appropo. The other bottles were to go to my son and his wife to share on a special evening. So thinking of planB after having a conversation with a friend in Ala, she said that returning the item back to the store, that they wouldn’t accept it. So one called the grocer and sure enough that was true. Now on to planC. Will leave the bottles of alcohol in my room and wait for my son and girlfriend to come from Seattle for a visit this upcoming year. Now for the reasons of not permitting this procedure. One was informed at the post office that the product is flammable and could explode it flight. That is logical and was satisfied with that reasoning. So why don’t the nincompoops display what they can’t send? Then one phoned ups., and fedex and was told that it wasn’t their policy either. Then waited for their explanation and they said that distributors were allowed to send alcohol b/c they had to account for each transaction on paper. However any individual wasn’t allowed b/c the states in which the alcohol was being sent would loose taxes (revenue) on the product. So with the reasoning one kept the panache and will sashay as usual. With the ingenue melange of presents, it would have been grand. However if the original plan got underway the plane would have been in smithereens. So one has to live and learn.

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