From: "Gary White" <Snip> Ah heck, not even four months yet! :( Did David say he re-shipped yours Registered Mail on the March 23rd ship departure? MM;-) Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Mike, My ship finally came in yesterday. BTW, I did receive an email on 3-18 saying that it had been re-shipped via registered mail. Gary P.S. Regarding the monsooned thread, it doesn't appear that the beans have been exposed to moisture in transit.
From: "Gary White" <Snip> Glad to hear it! <Snip> Agreed, fresh 'green' smell still there, no condensation apparent in plastic bag... MM;-) Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
As an aside, the package was delivered by a postal carrier I had never seen and at a much earlier time than usual (morning vs. late afternoon). He quizzed me about the origin, asking me if it was from South Africa and making several other comments about registered mail being locked up and closely guarded. Given the current environment, I was beginning to think that he was undercover law enforcement investigating the recipient of a suspicious package. What's the saying about paranoia? Something like: you're either paranoid or they really are out to get you ;-) Gary
Gary, While attending college I worked in the Post Office. Registered mail (and back then Special Delivery) is handled immediately and by an unassigned carrier. He is correct in that register mail is locked up - and everyone who handles it, signs for it. I don't think I'm giving away state secrets - but military payrolls are also delivered via registered mail. In those cases the driver was to be armed - I took one look at the ancient revolver and said "You don't pay me enough to carry that - if I'm robbed I'll help them unload the truck!" I think that was my last payroll delivery to Mare Island Naval Shipyard :^) John