Friday, May 4, 2012

Bad Idea for a Birthday Card

Sometimes I laugh at inappropriate things.  Today it was a bomb scare reported in the Burlington Free Press.

It seems that some one who works for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in St. Albans, VT, had a birthday yesterday.  Some thoughtful person sent the birthday boy or girl a greeting card.  Well, you know how fussy the U.S. Postal Service has gotten about size and weight.  The sender put the card in a FedEx documents envelope and blithely sent it off.

Packages get x-rayed at this office.   Since the birthday card was one that had recording capability, the x-ray showed wires.  Wires make government workers suspicious of bombs (and wisely so, I'll add).  Alarms went off, emergency agencies were alerted, the building was evacuated, and workers were sent home for the day.

A bomb disposal robot was sent in.  It retrieved the envelope and the crisis was over.  Isn't technology grand?


  1. Maybe the song onthe recorder was "shake, rattle and roll."

  2. That's hysterical! One very expensive birthday card!

  3. Not sure I should be comforted or alarmed. Too funny.

  4. I love those singing birthday cards! Never thought of this. Technology is grand, though.
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

  5. Gosh, Olga. We didn't get news about that out here. That was worth a big belly-laugh.

  6. Definitely a bad idea for a card, but certainly a memorable one! Too funny!


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