I took the box of cupcakes in a jar to my local post office branch on Monday after work to mail it off to my friend Kim in Canada. It turns out that one box containing a greeting card, some styrofoam packing piffles, and six 8-oz canning jars filled with cupcakes-n-icing costs
THIRTY SIX American Dollars
to mail to Canada. EEEEEEK!
After I picked myself off the floor, I asked the helpful post office worker WTF? He said that if I could get the box under four pounds, it would likely cut the price in half. So I asked him for a pair of scissors and proceeded right there to open the box and remove two of the cupcake jars. He put the box on the scale, and the postage had gone down to a WAY more manageable $16.
I asked the lady behind me if she wanted one of the cupcake jars, and she was delighted to take it. Gave me a buck to help defray postage, too! What a nice lady! And I gave the other cupcake jar to the post office counter man. His son doesn't like chocolate, either, just like my friend Kim! So he was happy to have a nice treat to take home for him.
Mission Accomplished! The cupcakes are on the way to Canada, eh?