Thursday I slid some peppers into a packet and took them across the street to the post office to send to England. I told the lady who has been weighing them for years that they were fresh hot peppers. And she was incredulous. "And they get there alright?" I told her they always have. Notwithstanding my incredible bad luck with Homaland Security seizing and smashing the crayons I sent to myself, the USPS has always carried some strange cargo. I was taking delivery of a package off a truck once and I spied a large box marked "Live Bees". I asked the carrier and he let me lean in to hear it buzz. That was of course, a long time ago. I think you have to ship bees UPS now.