Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Box of Air

Yesterday, I received a text message that I had a parcel to pick up. I was not too surprised that I had to go and collect it, but as all I had ordered was two sets of postcards and some stickers, I had still expected a flat and rather small parcel – not the big box that was handed to me over the counter. I had to check the address label twice to make sure it was really for me! The box was light, but still nothing seemed to be rattling around in there.

When I got home, the secret was revealed: On top of the few flat items at the bottom of the box, were 20 bags of Sealed Air:

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The pleasure of popping those for recycling is still ahead of me. Winking smile

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(Little My - Moomin character - sticker)

5 comments:

  1. That is funny, since it was nothing breakable! But I have to say that the sender was extra careful in packing! Better than the other way around. And now you have a nice box. Too bad there is no use for those air thingies.

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  2. it would seem that should have been in one of those puffy envelopes. sometimes things come like that but the majority of the time I get puff air bags to and sometimes stuffed with enough brown paper to have killed a tree

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  3. HaHa they just didn't want to cards to break!!!

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  4. My Mum is part of Amazon's product tester program and has stuff arriving at her place several times a week. More often than not, things are packed in enormous boxes with way too much room. It seems so inefficient, taking up unnecessary space in storage and during transport. But I guess it is cheaper for commissioning when they have just a small variety of sizes of boxes instead of the "just right" one for each item.

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  5. Like Meike's Mum I get quite a lot from Amazon (though not as a tester it's just part of Island living) and their packaging can sometimes be almost amusing. Rather like yours in fact.

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