My printer broke down. I need it once a year and it dies on me. I bought it second hand, I printed about 12 pages, scanned document once, then it just stood there turned off for a year. I guess it dies of boredom.
Damn Fedex sent me a set of paper about customs, because I bought something for $42. Who uses paper anyway? They ask me what the content of the package is. How the hell should I know, they have it! They sent me a document saying what the content is, what the value is, who sent it, what my name was, what my address and phone number was. They want me to print an empty document, copy these lines to it, sign it, scan it and send it back to them by email.
How stupid is this? They could call me and say:
Hey man, we will bring you your junk, but you will have to pay $4 VAT, do you really want it?
And I would have said:
Yes, bro, I bought this junk on EBay, bring it on, I am at home all the time, no dogs, trace amounts of cats, came any time.
But no, they made me turn on my printer, now I have no printer, my junk is not here, and I am sure as hell not gonna buy a printer for this.
P.S.: I calculated, I will have to pay $10 for VAT. That's what it all about, the $10 that I owe to the government. That's their, they want it, I forwarded the documents, my friend will print them, power of attorney and everything, then he will come to see me anyway, so I copy the data from one document to the other, sign it, make a photocopy of it, send it to them, so I can pay the $10. For the country, for the people, for the motherland.