Rachelle - your post made my day. Sounds like a funny encounter you had with the JapanPost guy. And what personal service, too!
Please take as long as you need! Also - send it to Fred without the battery. I'll send a replacement battery to him so it is ready for him by the time he gets the camera.
Finally - don't worry about the rare Unicorn not showing up. We can always photoshop her in.