This is mostly irrelevant, but I have to share!
Once I placed my order with Real Good Toys, I got the shipping notice about a day later. Fantastic. It told me to expect the order on the following Thursday.
Of course, because I’m crazy, I tracked the package all the way to my house. Sort of. Once I saw I would get it on time, I was kind of afraid to leave the house.
Don’t judge me. I have a good reason.
When I reviewed the shipping and return policy on Real Good’s website, I noticed that they said you should always accept delivery even if the package arrives damaged. Just contact them, and they’ll help you out.
So, I assumed I would have to sign for the package. And, that if I didn’t, I’d have to go to UPS to get it myself. That isn’t a big deal. It’s close by, I have a minivan (still don’t judge me), and the package wasn’t too heavy (about 13 pounds). But, what a pain in the butt.
UPS doesn’t usually get to my house until late in the evening, so, when I discovered I needed to run out for some forgotten ingredients (side note: it was the third time in two days I had to do that — now you can judge me), I headed out real quick, grabbed my stuff and ran home.
When I pulled into the driveway, I could see my front door and no sign of a package.
I ate lunch, watch some TV, then came into the office to get something done. I thought, “Hey! I should stalk my package and see where it is.”
You knew this was coming. It was on my doorstep.
I had missed the delivery guy by 15 minutes. I was home, and he didn’t ring the doorbell. Which is fine. Guess I didn’t have to sign for it after all.
Here’s what it looks like:
Here’s the side view:
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that much plastic wrap on anything in my life. That said, I appreciate the fact that it’s packed like this instead of into a humongous box. (that would have been a waste of cardboard) or sent it as two shipments. I say this not only as a consumer but as someone who, at one point, shipped and mailed packages as a job.
It’s been quite a life.
Anyway, I’ll find some use for the plastic wrap.
Wish me luck!