Re: screw usps
i personally like USPS the most out of any of the parcel companies.
UPS is just a disaster and i never voluntarily use them.
fedex is usually really fast for me but also more expensive.
the good old USPS is dirt cheap and scary fast and my packages are always in perfect condition.
personally i would just take the loss. tongs are cheap and i'd rather spend my time doing things other than arguing with the post office. go to target and get their 2 pack of sprung kitchen tongs for $1.99 like i did.