I was greeted by the sounds of ceramics clinking and clacking together as their weight shifted. “Not again”, I thought to myself, time to start the C.S.I. documentation process. Taking pictures of the unopened box, the opened box with undisturbed packaging, the packaging removed with contents in situ. Finally the contents removed and spread out like an NTSB investigation. This time, the pictures were unnecessary, since the seller provided a quick refund without requesting any more info.
Shipping jars is a tricky business. I’ve had well-packed items arrive shattered and jars with the lids left on delivered without a scratch. Anytime I have a transaction, I attempt a buyer to seller mind-meld. “Please pack it well, please pack it well”, as I face the general geographic direction of the shipment, squint and massage my temples.
I know, why not add a little note with the payment? I can’t, it’s just not me. Maybe it was too many retail jobs, but whenever someone tells me to do something that I was going to do anyway…it annoys me. So even if you’re using only today’s newspaper and the base is resting on top of the lid, no worries. In my mind it’s all bubble wrap, air pillows and packing peanuts.
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