Wednesday December 08th 2021, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

I wrapped presents for eleven people this afternoon, got them into five boxes, addressed, sealed–yes we do have another roll of packing tape (the starting edge shreds mercilessly) whoops that’s a no yay there’s another!

Had it all planned out down to the long-unused walker in the trunk to get all of those into the post office without losing my mind.

Says me.

Somehow the thing shrank markedly when confronted with all those big boxes, and the swinging backbar kept shoving them off by the side of the car.

A young man saw the little old lady with the walker and came to the rescue, thinking I had three boxes, and was determined to carry the big one in for me. Which is cool, but then I reached back into the car for more boxes (oh) and so he helped me reverse-Jenga those with the others on that thing.

Except for the big one still in his hands. Having offered to help carry it in he wasn’t giving it back. Cool, thanks!

At the counter, the one on the bottom had wedged in there by now and didn’t want to come out and the clerk motioned a plea to–the same guy, it turned out, who ran to help again.

If I’d had a hand knit hat in my purse he might have gotten one on the spot. Or a crocheted scrunchy for his man-bun? (Um, probably not.)

That was likely the earliest I’ve ever gotten everything mailed that needed to be mailed, kids, grandkids, grandkids’ Christmas-week birthdays, sibling and spouse, but then this is the year you don’t want to procrastinate on the post office. Right?

Got home. Sat down. Turned around.

And saw the box I was supposed to mail to my friend Afton two weeks ago.

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Said Afton had completely put the box out of her mind. Sooooooo let us not “waving her hands in a wizardly fashion” mention these drones again.

Off to to test bilingual second grade students. Let us hope that those sneaky vowels don’t throw them like last time

Comment by Afton 12.09.21 @ 5:17 am

Ha! I was about to post saying I doubted Afton minds too much and she likely doesn’t need it by Dec.25 anyhow. But she got here first! Here’s to testing those smart 2nd graders and worry about packages another time. Hugs to both of you.

Comment by Joanne 12.09.21 @ 8:47 am

Oh, we’ve all done things like that, and it’s so frustrating!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.09.21 @ 9:35 am

Count the victories! We got our critical mailing off yesterday, and yes, it sure felt good to check that off.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.09.21 @ 6:12 pm

Good for you.
You might consider a dollar store tape dispenser for the packing tape. Even if you use it once a year it will be worth its weight for the aggravation it saves.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 12.10.21 @ 7:57 am

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