Monday, November 13, 2006

How embarassment

Today I recieved a letter in the mail from the Government, with a big blue sticker on the back which said 'Important Quarantine Documents. Open immediately.' Inside was a nice little letter from Quarantine telling me that there was some really bad stuff in a parcel that had been sent to me (from Mexico, hint hint) and it needed to be gamma-irradiated to be safe. This would cost $42.50 and may destroy the item in the process. Or I could do nothing and they would destroy it in 30 days. It appears the offending item is a card and envelope made of banana stalk (which, unfortunately, will now be destroyed in 30 days, sorry mum!). The rest of the parcel had arrived a few days ago (with an 'Opened for inspection by Customs' sticker on it). I guess with bananas still at $12/kilo they thought I might try and eat the card instead...

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I just came in to blog about the same thing!

Rachel said...

ha, but at least you don't work for them!! (although it would have been examined in NSW most likely)

Nana Gabe said...

gabrielle has sent locally made Christmas cards to all the family.you may have to ring everyone to tell them to ignore the mssage.you may have to ring all mum´s family and Nick´s dad. Other wise the may worry about what they need to do . OOPS sorry about that...