A: Finally, I am able to send a birthday card to my niece in the UK.
B: What was the problem before? Couldn’t you afford the price of a stamp?
A: No, for a period of time there was no post to certain countries, due to the pandemic. The post office is now accepting mail to the UK again.
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B: That’s a relief. I have a care package that I want to send to my son, who is studying over there.
A: You should check at the post office. I’m not sure they’re able to send large parcels.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩譯)
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