Rachel: “Is this too bulky to mail?” (a bunch of odd items she’s sending to a friend at college, all stuffed randomly into a large yellow envelop—actually a very thoughtful gesture).
Dad: “Use a larger envelop. We have some in the basement that are lined with bubble wrap.”
Rachel: “Yeah, but will that fit in our mailbox?”
Rachel thought that as long as you put a stamp on a package and you could fit the package into whatever size mailbox you had, the mail carrier had to deliver it. No matter the size or weight, as long as you could cram it into the mailbox and it had a stamp on it they had to take it. This led to a brief and basic explanation of how the postal service works in this country, a country, by the way, that Rachel has lived in now for 16 years.