My most recent eBay purchase was a first edition of a small volume of poetry that my grandmother published in 1925. The seller lives in the UK, so when I picked up the package at the post office today I didn’t think twice about the bright green stuff stuck on it. My brain registered it as “customs sticker” and went on about its business.
It wasn’t till I went to actually open the envelope just now that I saw what the green stuff really is. It’s tape from Homeland Security. With an official seal on it and everything. They opened my package.
Somewhere out there, my grandmother, who delighted in being subversive, is laughing her head off. And so am I.
Oh, and I’m saving the tape.Hope you'll recommend my posts via your favorite social media. Just don't copy the material as your own.