Tuesday, January 29, 2008

packing it in

OK, how ridiculous is this?

The top photo shows the abundance of packaging in which I received a gift yesterday.

  • At the top of the frame is the outer box, which was about 2 ft x 3 ft x 1 ft.
  • To the left is the red gift box that was inside the outer box, about 1.5 ft x 1.5 ft x .75 ft.
  • To the right of that, obscured by pink tissue paper, is the innermost box, which was inside the gift box. It measures about 1 ft x 1 ft x .5 ft.

The bottom photo shows all the packaging plus the gift that was inside. Can you spot it? It's a small silver jewelry rack, perfect for hanging dangly earrings from the cross-posts.

I like it a lot (Thanks, Mom!), but I don't see the reason for all the dead-tree cushioning. The rack is in no way delicate. It's made of metal, for heck's sake! What's the deal?



  • Heh! Remember all those press kits, from your Media Headquarters days, in which a folder full of paper would come packaged in multiple layers of bubble wrap and cardboard? Because you wouldn't want that paper to get... I don't know, bent or something, rendering it useless.
    --Grassmaster A.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:55 PM  

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