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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