Daily Archives: October 20, 2016

Little Things Come In….BIG Boxes

Motor Man thought my recent Amazon experience might make an interesting blog post.  Actually, it wasn’t really the experience that made us laugh, but rather the packaging of the items I purchased.

Since my eyelashes are naturally stick-straight, I began using an eyelash curler when I was a teenager.  Maybelline was always the brand I used, and although I never saw that it helped much, I kept trying. Then, in the late 1990’s, I met someone who suggested I try a Sheseido brand curler.  Since then, that’s the only curler I’ve used.  Since no stores in our area sell that brand, I must order it online.  That’s where Amazon enters the picture.

When I added the curler to my cart last week, Amazon thoughtfully suggested that other customers who had bought that item also purchased the curler refills, so I added those to my cart as well.

A few days later, a box, which contained the curler, arrived. The size of the box was in proportion to the curler, not that we really noticed at the time.   (I removed the packing material before taking the picture.)


The refills arrived the following day, sent from a different company.


I ‘m guessing the company that sold the refills had no smaller boxes available the day my product was shipped.  At least that tiny little package of refills was securely buried in packing material… in that huge box.

~These Days Of Mine~