I had a feeling the conversation would go something like this, but I figured I had to give it a shot.
Me: “Is there a post office here in our city?”
Co-teacher: “Why yes! Of course we have a post office!”
Me: “Oh, really? That’s great. You know I wanted to send a package to a friend in Korea. Do you think the postal system can handle that?”
Co-Teacher: “Oh, you mean you want to send something?”
Me: “Well… yea… “
Co-Teacher: “Oh… I don’t know if the post office is actually open.” She turned confirmed with another teacher in Georgian, then turned to me again and said, “yes, I think it was working 5 years ago, but I don’t think it is working now.”
Me: “So… how do you get mail if there is no postal service?”
Co-Teacher: “Well, we can send things at banks. And we use e-mail.”
Me: “So, if I want to send a package I can go to the bank?”
Co-Teacher: “Hm, I’m not sure, but you can send money there.”
Me: “So, if your relative in America wanted to send you something, could you receive it?”
Co-Teacher: “Yes, Georgia has some problems, I think.”
Sorry folks, don’t expect any post cards from Georgia….