Posting a parcel is a dangerous game, so much so that you take your freedom in your hands with the lick of every stamp and the drop of every letter.

Many have tried to beat the postal system, and many have failed. Hardened criminals have tried their luck, and cried like babies and their ultimate demise.

The postal police are a vigilant lot, and each country has their own method of dealing with postage villains.

It is rumoured that in the Middle East, the sentence for postage crime is shovelling camel manure for life.

In the UK, it has been suggested that convicts are made to scrape chewing gum from high school tables and in Canada, the penalty is said to involve the gloveless de-icing of road trucks.

So before you get in too deep, ask yourself, do I really need to send this dead badger to America? Only you can answer that question.

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