Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 15, 2010

Overkill

I get home on Thursday night and find this rather large box on my couch. I stared at it in disbelief. I said, "Are you kidding me? They shipped it in this?" Brian says, "Yeah I've been wonderin what's in it." I said, "Well wait till you see what's inside. Geez talk about overkill."

I didn't realize that one of my friend's birthday was on August 4. Ever since Facebook changed their Events calendar, I only find out about birthdays after I get home from work, on the day of the event. It used to be set up so you could see at least 3 days' worth of birthdays. Now if I want to see them in advance, I have to remember to click on "See All" every day, so that I know what's coming up. If I had known, my gift to her wouldn't be so tardy. I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her: A necklace in the colours of her fave futbol team. But I had to order the main component directly from the store in Seattle, as I needed it for the pendant.

This teeny, tiny Seattle Sounders FC charm was in that ginormous box. They couldn't have put it in a smaller padded envelope?
Now I know why the shipping was the same price as the merchandise!!!

6 comments:

  1. Progress is slow in many areas, it's true. But, at least you got it safe and sound! That's good!

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  2. Unbelievable!!
    Are you sure they don't have a South African working there? Its that kind of service excellence that propels us forward. Hahahaha!

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  3. That would never have fitted through my door! (Though the item in a small padded envelope would.)

    I'd still be waiting for it.

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  4. don't you have jiffy bags? doh!!!!

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  5. Oh for heaven's sake! What ever happened to common sense? lol

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  6. I had 2 printer ink cartridges (not large at all) delivered in something a similar size....

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