Return to Sender

The only thing worse than being sick (thanks mom) is coming home to see a returned box I sent my husband sitting on the front porch. I wanted to cry I was so dang upset. The letter on the box signed from the embassy said it was returned because I had shipped liquid drops you can add to water for flavor. Thank goodness I checked the box "return to sender" on the customs form (the post office insists I'm crazy and they keep telling me I don't need a customs form...don't they know it requires one if going overseas???!!! duh! I stand and watch them put the form on the box before I leave...for instances such as this). Not only was I ticked that I got the box back, but they rummaged through the whole thing...and it came back with less contents than I had originally packed (you can do the math...not cool).


Since I've been sick, I slacked on sending a box this week. I had planned to put one together this weekend, and so I though what the heck, let's do TWO! :) I put one together tonight that I'm taking to the post office first thing tomorrow. Since I swiped some stuff from my mom and went to Hobby Lobby yesterday, I had plenty of options to pick from for decorations. Since I'm dreaming of springtime and summertime, I picked bright paper and a few pictures from last summer. The pictures are ones my mom and sister took last year at a nearby park, and the other one is from a Cubs game. 

(At least they sent the card back with the box...I'm resending it :))

Tomorrow's box will be all sorts of green for St. Patty's Day!! I'm not fancy enough, or motivated enough for that matter to put together color coordinated boxes...maybe for the next deployment (because I'm sure there will be one). I figure my husband is going to devour whatever I send him, regardless the color scheme or meticulous packaging. As long as he gets pop tarts and drink mix he's set. 

Hope everyone had a fabulous Friday!! :) 

13 comments:

  1. They seriously send that back?!?! I used to send my husband Diet Dr. Pepper and they never sent anything back.

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    1. I don't get it...I've sent it before and it got there just fine. I was so upset!!

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  2. Sorry about having your stuff sent back :-/ Mailing things is so complicated nowadays! Ugh.

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  3. I'm surprised they sent that back. My mother-in-law sent my hubby cases of Muscle Milk each month. Strange. And it's a good thing they returned that flavor. It's a bit over-powering.

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  4. Im Sorry! I would probably ball too! I've never had one sent back to me, but Chris has received some of his packages pretty destroyed from when they searched through them =(

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    1. My husband said one box he got they cut through everything on top when they rummaged through it. It's like they could care less if they damage or break anything in the boxes.

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  5. That's crazy they sent it back, I wonder what made them check the box in the first place. That would annoy me to. I'm sorry girl!!!

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  6. Yeah! What the heck???? I'm shocked that got sent back. We have sent liquids before as well! I'm more shocked that they opened it in the first place. Good Lord I would have been just as annoyed!

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    1. I still can't believe they opened it for that...and what's even more annoying is that I've sent it before and it got to my husband without the box ever being opened. The guy checking mail must have been having a bad day or something. At least that's what I'm telling myself :)

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  7. That is so ridiculous! I sent cans of AMP, MIO, Snapple, etc. and I NEVER had a problem! That would be so dang frustrating!

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    1. I know!! I still can't believe it...ugh!

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  9. that is crazy, that has never happened to me. I'm happy for the heads up though... I will always mark return to sender because man, packages can get EXPENSIVE!

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