but not without a minor fiasco - like what else is new, but first,
Now time for the fiasco part, in a nutshell :
*size limits for packages to Malaysia via US Postal Service: *
Parcel Post: Maximum length: 42 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
and I KNOW this.
*Mailman measures length and girth meticulously*
Mailman : "Sorry folks, it measures 80 inches. You're 1 inch over, we can't send it."
Letti & David : *Looks of bewildered amazement*
Mailman: "If you're not satisfied, I could measure it again."
Mailman measures length and girth a second time
Mailman : "Still 80 inches. Can't send it."
Letti refrains from screaming, and looks at the mailman with chinese devil woman eyes
Mailman: "Okay, we'll ask Cheryl here to measure it and see if that's right."
Cheryl proceeds to measure the length and girth
Cheryl: "70 inches. No problem."
Letti : *rolls eyes inwardly*
Aforementioned mailman looks with a frown at our shipping label..
Mailman: "Oh, I see you're sending this parcel to Malaysia. It's called Malaya now."
Letti : *Jaw drops for a good 10 seconds, and recovers* "Sir, Malaya's the old name. It's been Malaysia for a long time now. " ( Malaya became Malaysia in 1963, by the way )
Mailman : "Well, it's called Malaya now. That's what the computer says. In fact, it's ALSO called Malacca."
Letti: *Jaw drops for another 10 seconds* "Sir, Malacca is a STATE in Malaysia. Like Texas is a state in the United States. I'm from there, I should know."
Mailman: "I know you're from there, but the computer says 'Malacca' is what it's called."
Letti: *dumbfounded & looks over at the guy's computer screen*
Computer Screen : Malacca ( Malaysia ), Queensland (Australia), Tasmania (Australia)
Letti: "Sir, I think what that means is, they're showing the State first, and then the country it belongs to, in the brackets."
Letti: "Try typing in 'Johor' - it's another state in Malaysia."
Computer Screen : Johor ( Malaysia )
Mailman : "Well, whaddayaknow."