Well, I phoned FedEx again this morning. It seems that there was a $25 fuel surcharge added to my package, along with various other fees and charges. They also had my package of a swim suit and 2 towels listed as weighing 15 pounds. Hmmm. I explained the situation and the contents of the package to the lady at FedEx. We guessed that it probably should have weighed closer to 5 pounds. So she kindly rerated the shipping price for me. I should be getting a credit of $62 back on my card. Still leaves $92 for the package, but that's easier to handle than the original $154.