It was through DHL "economy", which is just the postal system. They hand it off to USPS. In any case, as you may have gathered, my posts were (mostly) in jest, but it is odd. The package took 6 days to get to the main Frankfurt hub (Germany is not that big of a country. An invading army could have reached Berlin by foot in that time), and then the package has been sitting there (with a USPS stamp now), ever since. Re. Glitter. I know what my next secret Santa is getting.