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

August 15, 2010


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!!!


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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  6. Anonymous9:47 AM

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