Waiting in line to buy some stamps at a mobile post office this week, the guy standing in front of me tried to talk the postal worker into waiving the clearly marked "No International Mail" rule for a stack of wedding invitations he needed to send to Canada.

The postman did crack a small smile when the groom-to-be sang the first line to "O Canada," and attempted to make the case that as far as international mail is concerned, "Canada doesn't really count, eh?"

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