Friday, January 30, 2009

Return to Sender...

After the phone call with my son Brent (Who is serving on a mission for the LDS Church in Sao Paulo Brazil) - I thought I'd 'take care of him' - and send him a care package with the things he mentioned on the call.

So I went shopping to get all the stuff the very next day, couldn't fit all the Mac&Cheese in the fixed price US Priority Mail box, and I figured he could always get macaroni in Sao Paulo, so I dumped boxes of noodles at the post office, and sent him just the 'cheese packs'.

20 - long 'Slim Jim' Beef Jerky Sticks
4 - Old Wisconsin Beef 'Summer Sausage'
4 - Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in a box
6 - Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - cheese packets
2 - Bags of Beefaroni Snack Bites
1 - Roll of Rolaids (for Brent after consuming all of the above)
Today the following box was returned with just the little sticker saying 'Return to Sender' affixed over Brent's name, and a big yellow and green piece of tape with something in Portuguese. So Brent didn't get his gift of goodies, I spent way too much money on the Priority Mail postage, and some Civil Servant in Brazil saved their country from 'Beef Stick' and 'Slim Jim'. The Brazilian beef industry can sleep better tonight knowing their Post Office protecting their interests!

Anyone want some beef jerky?


Karrissa Winward said...

Oh, that is so sad! I am sorry dad! That is weird!

Ryan said...

Where's the beef?!

Gramps said...

I'm sure you'll find a home for all that good stuff. Too bad it wasn't allowed in Brazil, as the missionaries certainly would have enjoyed it. Sorry.

Amberlin Baxter said...

hahah oh sadness!!! That seriously would have been a great suprise! Dangit If I was up there I would love that beef thing...with crackers and cheese...MMmmm

Jill Parsons said...

You tried so hard to be a "good dad". I am sure he appreciates your efforts.

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