Posted by: das Mopf | January 5, 2009

Dear Matthias,

beloved Godfather. Thank you very much for your present, it just arrived today; I’ve always thought about getting a Moleskine notebook but never got to buy one. It’s been released by MAF Biosecurity about a week ago. Biosecurity? Why’s that? Well, the idea of decorating the present with a twig of a christmas tree was a truly thoughtful one. But actually, MAF Biosecurity doesn’t like plants in packages, neither parts of them nor whole plants.
So, with the package there came a note. “We found a sprig of fresh conifere in the package and removed it.” – Sweet as. Because a sprig of fresh conifere can grow legs and settle down in the middle of Queen Street. “If you want to retrieve the object in question, phone the following phone number and send $76,50 to the following bank account.” – Sure thing. For a sprig of fresh conifere. “We won’t charge you for the destruction of the object in question.” – Why, thank you! Bureaucracy at it’s best.

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Responses

  1. Maybe you should make a career in travel writing. 🙂 A moleskin journal is THE most appropriate gift for you!

  2. Funnily enough, I thought of that, too.

    Screw media studies! Let’s be a professional globetrotter and fill the book with photos I took myself.

    Would you sponsor me, Kaplia? ^^


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