I stopped by one day last week as I was on my way home from the market. There just happened to be two boxes and a letter there for us. The boxes had just arrived and had not yet been officially checked in. The postal worker proceeded to open the boxes right in front of me. I was shocked. It felt like such a violation. I didn't want to watch my packages being opened by someone else. I at least wanted the illusion that I was the first person to open them after their arrival here in Belize.
One of the boxes held Christmas ornaments sent to me by a friend and the other contained spices sent to me by my mother in law.
Looking back I am glad that the package was opened in front of me... I doubt that my herbs would have stayed in the box otherwise. And I can just imagine the pasta party they might have held without my knowledge!