Before I taught at SLA, I lived in Germany and worked as the English language assistant in a high school. I made a bunch of friends during that time, and since moving back to the states I do my best to keep in touch. Even if I haven’t talked to somebody all year, come December I put together a christmas package to send off to about a dozen or so people. This all sounds fun and heartfelt — and it is, at least until I have to do my least favorite part, which is take all of the packages to the post office. The line is always too long, I have to fill out insane forms to send my box of cookies or candy overseas, and every year at least one of the packages gets returned for reasons that are unclear. I have come to consider this my personal Christmas challenge. I’m already plotting when the least-busy time to hit up the post office will be in the coming weeks.
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