FedEx Refuses to Ship Empty Containers
Security theater at its finest:
Me [going into post-9/11, TSA-style super-dumbfounded mode]: So what you’re saying is you can’t ship any sort of containers, even if they’re empty? You know that we originally ordered these empty cans and jars from a company, and *they* shipped them to *us*.
FedEx guy: They must have used a different vendor [“vendor”? I can’t remember, some word like that, like a “service”].
Which I imagine he said because he couldn’t bring himself to say, “It’s the *words* that are *on* the containers that are dangerous”—even after I had opened them all and demonstrated the utter harmlessness/emptiness of the containers themselves.