A box arrived in the post addressed to me. (Home delivery has to be THE best thing about internet shopping the; receipt of packages makes it feel like a present, even if you’ve paid for it yourself, know what’s in it and the contents are actually for someone else.)
It was a larger box than I was expecting though. Noodles’ party supplies must have arrived. Yay!
But…the label said ‘Graham and Green’.
Not party supplies then. I had placed an order with them though, but not for anything to warrant such a massive box. I was expecting three snow globes and a pair of angel wings trinket dish.
There was surely only one explanation: I must have received someone else’s goods! Someone else with more money than me who can afford the bigger ticket items from Graham and Green!!!
Maybe, in an act of cosmic ordering actualisation, it was a Beatrice chandelier…
…or a beaded mirror…
…or pair of large angel wings, all of which I’ve always coveted.
Maybe, like when Amazon cocked up a lot ad of Black Friday orders (including HD TVs) they’d just let me keep it to save the hassle of exchanging it all. YAAAAAAY!!!
I ripped off the sellotape, pulled back the flaps and…
And in those three bundles?
Three snow globes and a pair of angel wing trinket dishes:
Maybe, you’re now thinking, they’re exceptionally large snow globes/angel wing trinket dishes.
I think that might be called packaging overkill.