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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About A Girl

A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a 11 year veteran of the USMC reserves, whom she meet shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both.

5 thoughts on “Random Memory From The Boys Deployment

  1. Ahh the days of sending porn. I never did, but I sent a few ‘accessories’ that came in handy. Okay, so I sent just one thing. He didn’t bring it back in case of a ‘random’ bag search. Therefore I spent $80 on something he used a handful of times [no pun intended] and we reverted to web cam for our ‘action packed moments.’ Either way, this post made me giggle. Thanks doll!
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  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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