Curiosity Killed the...

Over a month ago, Canada Post returned a package with no unit number to the mailroom of my office building. It sat for over a week in the open. I looked at it and saw it was apparently a gift and birthday card with a $25 value, going to Australia from one woman to another. I tried looking these people up on Social media and found nothing. I asked the building management if I could put up and sign to try and find the shipper and was approved. The signs were up for 5 weeks before being taken down and no one picked up the gift. Curiosity got the better of me (and also doubted the ability of Canada Post to do anything) and i opened the package. Inside was a blank birthday card that played a song and a dollar store necklace. In the ripped open card seam where there was the sound box was a taped up packet. I snipped it open and found a smell proof packet containing powder (I snipped too hard and a little bit fell out). I freaked out and threw it all away in the kitchen garbage. I am pretty sure that card had drugs. My initial good intentions and subsequent naive curiosity have taught me a lesson that sometimes it is best not to get involved.

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Curiosity fueled my habit

Aug 17, 2017 at 4:52pm

I would have done it lmao

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Am I the only one thinking....

Aug 18, 2017 at 1:26am

That the white powder could have been something a little more suspicious and worse than recreational drugs?

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Eek!

Aug 18, 2017 at 9:45pm

That was a terrible idea in so many ways. First and foremost, you endangered yourself any anyone around you. You also committed a crime, and possibly more than one, by interfering with the delivery of mail. The Canada Post Corporation Act makes it illegal for any unauthorized individual to open, keep, or delay someone else’s mail. You should have ensured it was returned to Canada Post, where it would have been handled safely.

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