Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just when you thought you've seen everything!

When you ship something out to a customer, how do you pack it?

I like to think about myself and how I would want it to arrive to me.  Would I be happy if it is thrown into a padded envelope without any protection?  Would I like it in a box with bubble wrap?  

I know I'm not a creative enough person to make all my packages look awesome like some, but I make sure I do the best I can to make sure the item arrives safe and sound.  Do I re-use papers, tissue, bubble wrap?  Yes, as long as it is not dirty or ripped up.

Well, I won 2 paint by numbers on eBay and couldn't wait to receive them!  I waited and waited, finally tried to contact the seller with no response.  I waited some more and went to contact her again, but I was only able to contact her by filing a claim.  So, I went to PayPal and got her email address and sent it that way, I really wanted to give her a chance to explain before filing a claim but the waiting was really long by now.  

Finally, I get a response and get the typical lame excuses and she did send a bunch of things out yesterday, so maybe it went out then.  She asked me what the item number was and I had clearly put the item name and number in the title of the email, so she should have been able to see that, but I sent it all again.  Now, in the meantime, I finally get the package!  Woohoo!  

I open up the box and wasn't at all happy with the odor in it.  She clearly is using recycled items.  Okay with me but really?  As I dig through the used newspapers and tissue paper, I come across the first paint by number.  Um, what is this it is wrapped in?  

Is this what I think it is?

Yep, it is.


Yes, they are adult diapers!  At least they aren't recycled but I still don't know where the odor is coming from but it's not from those.

You have got to be kidding me.  Just when I thought I had seen it all.