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Don’t Box Me In

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered makeup online from a division of Nordstrom. Nordstrom is my favorite department store, but one I am unable to visit often, because the closest one is an hour and a half away. To be exact, I ordered four Laura Geller i-care waterproof eyeliners in navy. Regular price is $20. I had paid that on Amazon a few months ago. The Nordstrom price was two for $12. Yeah, I jumped on that!
The shipping charge was $7.95. I added a couple of pairs of panties to the order, because that’s what I do when good stuff’s on sale, I buy MORE panties stuff. With $7.95 in shipping charges, I wanted to get my money’s worth. I think I made out OK. I’m not so sure about Nordstrom.
About a week later, a box arrived. 016ca00539d6ceda638f31460ac17eaa0c02136539
It wasn’t my order, in total. It was part of my order. One panty.



 

 

 

 

 

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There was plenty of room in the box for the other things, don’t you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few days later, another box arrived.

With … one panty.

Poor, lonely panty.

 

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Today, the last part of my order came dragging in.
Each set of two eyeliners was packaged in a separate cardboard box. Each box was wrapped in a padded envelope, because we know how fragile pencils in cardboard boxes inside other cardboard boxes can be.
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All of the items that cost $7.95 to ship will fit on a small envelope. I didn’t unbox the other two pencils. Use your imagination. (The pencils! Not the panties.)
 

 

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Take a look at the amount of cardboard it took to deliver those smaller-than-an-envelope-items.
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I do not dislike cardboard. My sister works for a cardboard manufacturing company. I encourage responsible cardboard use, for her prosperity.
Once or twice, I have had to make multiple trips to the post office with a package I am mailing because I miscalculated. I didn’t weigh the items carefully, or the box that held a $10 item was too tall and would cost $27 to mail. All the while, I would scrunch up my brows, suffering because of all the precious resources I was wasting: gas, or shoe leather; time; packing tape; labels; boxes. I learned how to carefully prepare my package to protect my money and restore brow smoothness.
Have you had a package-mailing make your brows scrunchy? It only takes a couple of times and a few cuss words and you will learn to measure twice, cut once, and all those other important rules of economy. What I want to know, is, when is someone from Nordstrom going to learn about shipping?

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