Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!

Because Size Matters!

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   13 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Today’s Observations From the Tub involves a package that arrived at my home. Take a gander at the photo below. See that black thing in front of the box? That item (12″ x 1″ x 1″) came in a 14″ x 13″ x 8″ box. Why? That’s what I want to know. ย The thing in question is something the hubster needs for work, it is not fragile, and he ordered it from a national company that should have plenty of different boxes to choose from. I mean, geez, even Luna the cat is checking it out like, “Dude, what the—?”

luna big box little insert 3

Have you ever received a small item in an over-sized box? And here’s the real question: Did you save the box? I’m a chronic box hoarder, much to my husband’s chagrin, because I like to match items to the box, size-wise, when shipping stuff. Just a little type-A fact about yours truly. How about you?

Oh, in case you missed it, “Romance and Animal Rescues” is the title of my guest post over at author Jami Gray’s blog. And it isn’t too late to read my post, “Synchronicity,”ย over at the Jaunty Quills.ย 

Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you Monday with some Pawsitive Pondering!


13 Responses to "Because Size Matters!"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    June 26, 2015 at 8:56 am  

    I went to both blogs and commented. How fun to find new blogs–at least they are new to me.

    I’m glad you stayed true to your heart, Lisa, and I can’t wait to read your book. (I just finished a book, so yours is next on the list. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm  

      Thanks for hitting the links, Sioux, in a totally non-golfing kinda way. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope you love the book!

  2. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    June 26, 2015 at 9:19 am  

    Enjoyed your post on rescues, Lisa. And if ever there were a gal who stayed true to her colors…:-) (You go, girl, stripe and all!)

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm  

      Ha. There IS a stripe! lol

  3. Comment by Rob
    June 26, 2015 at 10:51 am  

    I don’t know if I’ve experienced synchronicity or not. I do stop often and wonder how the hell I got here. I remember a time when living where I live now, doing what I do now wasn’t a remote possibility. I remember crossroads where a path was taken without much thought. I tend to think I was guided to this place in my life in spite of myself. If something nags at me, I act on it.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm  

      Synchronicity is subtle sometimes, Rob, in my experience. The times when something big happens and it is readily apparent are great, but just as often it is seen only in retrospect.

  4. Comment by Claudia
    June 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm  

    I used to keep all boxes. Now I want to get rid of as many as possible.Rarely is anything returned and empty boxes are subject to being filled with junk! I toss all I can…but believe me, house is still full!!!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm  

      My husband is the Keeper of the Boxes, and it drives him crazy! He’s always begging me to throw some away. Of course, the second we do, you know what will happen. We’ll need the one we just tossed out!

  5. Comment by Pat
    June 27, 2015 at 9:20 am  

    Sometimes I think companies just grab whatever box is closest when packing an item for shipping. It often makes no sense to me. I do keep a few boxes on hand, primarily for gift wrapping, but try not to go overboard because I’ve discovered spiders really love boxes, too.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm  

      We keep our boxes out in the garage, so I guess there is a high likelihood of spiders. Ugh. I hadn’t really thought of that. I will, the next time I go rummaging around for a box!

  6. Comment by Tammy
    June 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm  

    I’ve seen small packages hidden in big boxes, but that one wins for sure. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a way to jack up mailing costs or what. And-oh my-am I ever a box-saver! When I was married, my husband once threw out a significant portion of my box collection without asking me. Since most of them were for the purpose of mailing gifts to his big family, he inherited that job on the spot. Plus I’m no longer married to him, so enough said there. Boxes are indeed important.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      June 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm  

      Well, in the case of your former husband, he couldn’t complain that the punishment didn’t fit the crime. ๐Ÿ™‚ The best “small thing in a big box” I’ve seen personally was when my daughter’s fiance proposed to her. He brought three boxes of chocolates stacked in a pyramid, and got her to open the top box. He had eaten one of the chocolates and put her engagement ring in the empty space. My little darling’s first thought—she is her mother’s daughter—was annoyance that he gifted her with chocolates and then ate one before giving them to her. It took her a minute to see the ring. lol Pretty funny.

  7. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm  

    I used to be a big box hoarder before we moved and downsized. We had tons of space and you just never know when you might need one of those boxes! LOL After we moved we kept more boxes than we should have and finally broke them down for recyling about 10 months after the move.

    I’ve seen some pretty crazy packaging but yours might be the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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