Remember the days of Netflix when you would actually get a DVD in the mail and then drop it back in any mailbox to return it? Turns out, you can't do that with Red Box movies.
I immediately get on the phone with Red Box to find out what will happen because I can't be the only person in the history of Red Box to have done this. I expected the lady on the line to laugh and say, "oh this happens all the time, the post office knows to just automatically deliver those back to the Red Box office." Nope. She was not nearly as amused as I was and told me they don't "have communication with the post office" so I would be charged daily for the penalties along with a charge to "own it" after 30 days or something like that. This is not a good financial time for us, so I start to freak out.
A lady answers and I laugh and tell her what happened. She doesn't laugh back and tells me I need to call my local post office directly. No shit, lady. That's what I wanted to do in the first place. She gives me the number, I dial and prepare to be stuck in another unpenetrable phone tree. Holy shit, someone answers. A live person, no recordings, no phone tree. I tell her what happened and she's very kind, takes my info and says she'll alert the postman on that route. I tell her that I have also dropped a note in the box and she chuckles. Thank you. Finally someone with a sense of humor about it.
I can't be the only one to have an "oh, shit what have I done!?!" moment. Share yours in the comments.