Let’s just say you’ve been in India for a few weeks, amassed a bunch of souvenirs for (mostly) yourself and others, and don’t want to lug your new booty around the subcontinent.
You head to the post office, with goods in tow. Ask for a shipping box and are met with blank stares. Boxes? Envelopes? Not here. Oh no. It’s time for the postal worker to make a quick phone call to the local tailor to have a package handmade for you.
A mere 35 minutes later, and you’ll be ready to ship!
Step 1: Have man make you a box. This involves carving an old Kingfisher Ale box into shape. And that involves rulers, scissors and copious tape.
Step 4: Within minutes, your tailor has sewn a perfectly fitted cotton box cover.
Step 5: Take a long needle and handsew this sucker shut! But wait … that’s not enough …
Step 6: Light a flame and melt some hot wax around the seams to ensure there’s no tampering via India’s post.
Step 7: Voila! Your package is ready to enter the vortex of the Indian postal system. It’s time to kick back, relax and pray for delivery. (we’re 2 weeks and counting at this writing!)