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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Random Memory From The Boys Deployment

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Random Memory From The Boys Deployment

I really wanted to title this post, "How to hide porn in cereal boxes," but I thought that might be a bit blunt...

Yesterday, a friend of mine posted on FB about how she was told by someone that she can't ship food overseas because it's not on the customs form.  We all had a lovely discussion about how that wasn't true, or how others got around overly grumpy postal workers who would refuse packages with food listed on them.

I sent food to my husband all the time and I listed it on my customs forms and no one at my post office cared.

Either way, it led me to remember the lovely meeting our command had for the spouses about what you can and CANNOT send to the boys while deployed.  (Don't be offended by my use of boys.  We didn't have any female Marines in the unit at the time)

1. Don't send alcohol.
2. Don't send smokes
3. Don't send porn.

Ok, sounds good...

All was well and fine until we hit number three.  In an ever so clever manner, our higher up proceeded to explain how we can send all kinds of different foods, including cereal.  He then just so happened to mention that the interior of a cereal box happens to be the exact size of your average Playboy.

I don't think I've ever giggle so hard during a meeting with my husbands unit!

Very clever Mr. I&I, very clever indeed.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Doc's Girl said...

I'm still annoyed about the moron saying no food. I'm not sure how people keep their jobs half the time, I swear.

I took my boxes full of food (and nothing but food) to another location today and shipped them from there with no issues.

That'll show that grumpy Asian at the location by me *glare*

Also - I know a certain Army wife who has sent her husband plenty of Maxim, as well as plenty of Jack Daniels ;)allyasur

July 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Amanda Lynn said...

Also.... A password protected flash drive full of wifey stuff... lol... can be hidden (wrapped in a zip lock bag) in rice, beans, etc. I've found that if you list "valuable" items (not necessarily monetary value)on the customs forms, the packages get opened and those items are taken. So if you're hiding THOSE kinds of pics, you need to hide them in things that are most likely going to get passed up... like rice, dried beans, etc. Never list "candy" or "baked goods" on the customs forms cause those packaged will def get opened! You can get around that by listing "refined sugar" & "wheat items" instead of "candy" & "cookies." Get creative!

July 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Amanda Lynn said...

Also.... A password protected flash drive full of wifey stuff... lol... can be hidden (wrapped in a zip lock bag) in rice, beans, etc. I've found that if you list "valuable" items (not necessarily monetary value)on the customs forms, the packages get opened and those items are taken. So if you're hiding THOSE kinds of pics, you need to hide them in things that are most likely going to get passed up... like rice, dried beans, etc. Never list "candy" or "baked goods" on the customs forms cause those packaged will def get opened! You can get around that by listing "refined sugar" & "wheat items" instead of "candy" & "cookies." Get creative!

July 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger ____j said...

That is awesome! I never would have thought of that. I will have to get advice from you when hubby gets deployed for the first time.

July 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM  

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