Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More on TSA Shipping Madness: Blocks Chocolate Shipment into U.S.

Taken from the comments:
I can (furiously) confirm that the United States aka "land of the free and home of the brave" has cravenly returned the annual Christmas care package I send to my family in Iowa from my home in Austria. No apologies forthcoming – except from the already overworked AUSTRIAN postal authorities, who had to bring my big box back to my door. My "crime"? I sent the chocolates and other goodies one day too late and got caught by the TSA's cunning plan to inconvenience & infuriate millions of law-abiding citizens, in order to frustrate a couple of nutjobs. (And no, I do not get a refund of the $70-some dollars in postage on the box, but thanks to American "ingenuity" I do have the privilege of spending the equivalent of $250 to try and ship it again according to TSA's whimsical regulations (like no bomb weighs less than 499 grams ... brilliant!)) I have no more words, only disgust....

1 comment:

  1. I had the exact same thing. I tried to ship some handmade chocolate (along with a small plastic bottle of liqueur) to my good friends in Oregon, but couldn't.

    It sure looks like America is going to hell... I've seen what USSR looked like. I sure feel for you guys cause that's how it started in Russia (and Nazi Germany).