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A packaging paradox

These days, like a lot of people, I do much of my shopping online. I find it to just be a lot more convenient to think of something you need, go order it right away and in many cases get it in just a couple days. And in this day and age of price wars and trying to save a buck, a lot of the time you can find what you need cheaper online.

I live in a condo complex, so I often have my packages delivered to the office. It’s a lot easier than having the mail carrier or UPS/FedEx carrier leave packages on my porch (and more secure!). So today, this shows up:

Now I know two days ago I ordered new windshield wiper blades, but really, a 4 1/2 foot box? Did I get a bonus area rug along with my order? Upon inspection, this was what was in the box:

Yup, that’s it. Not even bubble wrap to tease my dog with.

Honestly, I don’t go out of my mind about conservation. I mean don’t get me wrong, I try to do my part. I recycle bottles, cans, cardboard, and newspaper, but I was honestly shocked by the level of waste here. If I still had my pet ferret he’d be the happiest critter at the Jersey shore, with a new tube to play in, but as it stands now (at about 3/4 my own height) it’s going right for the recycle bin.

So what’s your craziest packaging experience?

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