August 10th, 2017
I have a wee bit of amusement to share with you today.
I know I've mentioned before that UPS, or Brown Truck Santa as my friend Aaron says, makes frequent deliveries to our house. It's a rare week indeed that there is not at least one box in the courtyard waiting to be discovered. Usually these boxes and mailing envelopes are business related so I duly bring them in the house and leave them on the table for Tim to open later. Yesterday one of those boxes showed up in the courtyard.
I don't know what time it was delivered, but I didn't notice it until I was preparing dinner. I was doing somthing at the kitchen sink and happened to peep out the window and noticed this box way over in the corner leaning against the wall. Normally the packages are left near the front door so this was a little different. There was a lizard sitting on top of it, trying to read the label I assume. Naturally I brought it inside (the box not the lizard) and, as I always do, put it on the kitchen table with the rest of the mail.
As you can see, it's a longish box, rather like a squared off tube and was surprisingly lightweight Because of all the work related packages that arrive which are of, frankly, zero interest to me, I paid no attention to it at all and went about my dinner preparations.
Finally Tim emerged from his work cave as I was putting the final touches on dinner. He saw the box and stopped short. The conversation went something like this; (the whole while I'm cooking away)
T: "A package arrived today?"
S: "I noticed it just a short time ago."
T: "What is it?"
S: "I didn't order anything. I assumed that you did"
T: "Well I was expecting something, but nothing this large"
S: " Is it for you or was it delivered to the wrong address?"
T: (after reading the label) "It appears to be for me"
S: " Hmmm I wonder if they got your order right?"
T: "Only one way to find out"
So he opened the box and burst out laughing. I turned to see what was so funny and I started laughing. This was inside:
Ok now lets put that in proper perspective.
Hystercial! I"m still giggling about it today.
I happen to know that UPS shipping charges are not just determiend by weight, but also by the size of the box. How much extra did they pay to ship that tiny nearly weightless set of "eclipse" glasses?
Okay people. Get it together. What is being shipped should be in reasonable porpoportion to the box it is shipped in, yes? On the other hand, it was a good laugh and there can never be enough of those moments.
Hope you get to have a really good laugh today! In the words of my old Nana, "It's good for what ails ya."
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