Saturday, April 27, 2013

Received, At Last!

Received, at last! :D

So you know I'm so crazy (and gaga) over Copic Markers. I even made a post back there. And a couple of weeks ago, I gained a friend from Debbie Hodge who is actually a Copic Marker instructor. I had let her read my post about my first attempts in copic marker coloring and she said she was going to give me a gift! And here's what I got before I went to school.

I have six Copic Markers before and now I have 12! God. I received this last year and it's waaay too overdue already but meh, I have had finals and this third term was too stressful.

So let me tell you the adventure I had before getting my hands on the copic marker. So, I googled the map to the customs office in our city. I actually have to ask mom where to get the package when I received the receipt of some sort. The day when I had to get the package was also the day I for the project submission in school. So, my parents drove me to the entrance of the post office and I prayed to the gods to not let me snap.

The post office is not really a friendly place to be and the people there aren't exactly friendly either. They made me go to a window, only then the person in that window redirect me somewhere else. The place is hot, crowded with boxes and packages and veery dusty. It was nightmare. When i finally got my turn in the correct window, I gave her my receipt and my school ID. It took her a while (7 mins!) to find the package and when I saw that, my troubles are gone! It took another minute before she handed me the package and because of pure excitement and joy, I did not inspect the package thoroughly. I said goodbye and thanks to the lady and I went off.

So as I was waiting for a bus to arrive that would take me to the main city, I checked again the package and was so overjoyed when I felt oblong cartridges. I was grinning stupidly until a bus stopped in front of me. I decided to settle myself on a seat nearby and FINALLY open the package. I tore the top off and  I saw the copic markers. And boy, I almost forgot to give the the conductor my fare. So I went to ogle look at the copic markers and marvel at the awesomeness of Michelle and how I received it. It was very sweet of her and all! But I saw the other end of the package torn. When I inspected it, it was large enough to see the contents of the package!

I told my mom of the adventure I had with this package and then I brought up the topic that the package I had was torn on one side.. Although, it's partly my fault for not checking it in the post office. My mom told me that the post office here actually opens the packages of people for "inspection". Inspection my ass! I think they were televised before coz some customers complained missing items in the packages when they got it. Thankfully, I don't think they got interested in copic markers unless they know how much it costs in the Philippines. Two copic markers is more or less the amount of minimum wage per day of employees.

Nevertheless, I now know that if I ever got a package delivered to me again, I will make sure that I will triple check it in front of the person who gave it to me.