Oh, this is beautiful. Just lovely. This is what I get for being nice… I order my sister a copy along with mine because she has not the wherewithal to get stuff from Amazon.com, and what is the result? The result is that my mom’s single book, because it fits in the mailbox, comes with the regular mail… whereas mine, because it’s two books in one package and therefore too big for the mailman to deliver, is not here yet!!!!!!! To make matters worse, my mom isn’t even home, so all I can do is stare at the unopened package on the table in the hall.

And is there anyone else to whom the word “package” has lost almost all non-sexual meaning?