So, you guys, you have to hear about my day and why Zzdia still hasn't gotten her package.
Since Canada Post is on strike I sent a package to the Philippines via DHL courier on June 2nd. After making me run around after they put the shipment on hold (since they lost my original invoice), they make me send a new invoice to three different reps until one finally decided to "Return to Shipper".
After talking to the receptionist at work and the guys in receiving to keep a look out for the package, they instead sent it to my bosses boss who opened it and then called the Police since she deemed it to be a mysterious and malicious package and kept the package in custody.
I went to try and explain the situation to my bosses boss and once she saw me you could tell she was not pleased. She told me that we shouldn't speak about it because the issue will become more escalated than it already is and that HR is taking over the problem.
I had to give a formal statement since she called my boss and my company and complained. After that statement, I was called to the executive boardrooms to talk to the Police officer.
After giving him a formal statement, giving my personal information (as this will now go onto a criminal record for possible malicious malcontent), and naming off the contents of the package, I had to open the package (since I had to prove nothing bad was in it).
Afterwards, I had to listen to him lecture me about the contents of the package and how I shouldn't send packages to people I don't know, how next time I should keep everything in the envelope and how he would rather go where the crime is instead of a "kid" horsing around.
I still have to make a formal apology to my bosses and everyone else involved tomorrow.
The poor package:
Envelope with TARDIS Police Box and (hard to see) Firefly ship on top.
Front of envelope with many quotations.
Back of envelope with stickers and "Beware of..." stickers.
What the police officer said was the reason he was called in was the envelope where I wrote quotes from Firefly ("I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you") and other quotes and on the seal wrote "beware there be spoilers inside" on it and that's why they called him.
Also, my boss asked why there was a Police Box drawn on the front. I had to explain Doctor Who to them but (thankfully) the police officer explained that it's his time traveling space ship.
At least the Police officer had some humor. It was very dry, but it was humor nonetheless.
Now I will send it via a different courier and hopefully get it there as soon as possible.
Sorry, Zzdia. I wanted you to get everything asap but the heavens intervened. It'll be on it's way shortly!