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what do you do.<br><br><br><br>
So this morning, I receive this package of things that had been stored at my parents' house. I'd had them all packed and labelled and everything, but my mom felt it necessary to repack the boxes (more than once according to my dad).<br><br><br><br>
In her repacking, she added a jar of salsa (probably because last summer I'd commented on how hilarious it is that you can only get salsa at the store here in these teeny jars or pots).<br><br><br><br>
Well...you can imagine the rest. (did I mention that the jar was not wrapped in bubble wrap or anything...or that there was a ton of space at the top of the box.....)<br><br><br><br>
Argh. We need to install a punching bag in the house.<br><br><br><br>
Argh argh argh argh freaking argh.<br><br><br><br>
(maybe it's a good thing IS is at work).<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">btw...This sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></span>
 

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The wonderfulness of good intentions.<br><br><br><br>
I just finished the taxes sometime last night. Things came out even at least, but the tension alone is enough to make me want to find a place to yell at the top of my lungs.
 

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I am so very very sorry. That is very like something my mum would do---best intentions but sh*te outcome. Why do they always feel they know better than you and have to re-do it to make it "better"???????<br><br><br><br>
What was boxed? clothes? books? important papers? Can it be washed or is it all ruined?<br><br><br><br>
(((hugs)))
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"> I feel your pain.<br><br><br><br>
I was going to say that it sounds like something my mother would do, except she would NOT have packed a jar of salsa without wrapping it up first, in fifteen pounds of bubble wrap, at the very least. I live just five minutes away from my parents, and when I'm taking home a "care package" of food, she insists on wrapping it up like it's going to the moon, because she's afraid something will spill or leak. Even when she offers me a banana to take home because they have extras, she insists on putting it in a bag so I can "hold it better". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
As for reorganizing everything, yes, my mother has OCD and is a serious control freak. Nothing every stays put for more than five minutes in my parents house because of my mother's impulse to constantly move everything around. And I mean EVERYTHING. Every time I go to that house, something is always in a different place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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That reminds me of my Cookie Escapade.<br><br><br><br>
I was away from home, in a country where I wasn't familiar with the postal system. Hey, at least they had a postal system. Some countries don't. My grandparents decided to be nice and bake me some homemade chocolate chip cookies. They didn't tell me to look for a box with perishables.<br><br><br><br>
My host mother told me I'd gotten a package delivery slip, and she'd put it on the buffet table for me. I was packing to go on a weekend trip and forgot about it. When I came back from the trip, I couldn't find the delivery slip. My grandparents called me to ask if I'd gotten the package yet and told me what was in it. My host mother told me to go to the post office where my package was, and maybe they'd give it to me anyway.<br><br><br><br>
I quickly discovered there's not just one post office in the neighborhood. Since I hadn't looked at the delivery slip, I didn't know which of the dozen parcel delivery services had handled it. I went from one delivery office to another in frustration. At each one, I'd ask if they had the package. Then I'd explain I didn't have the slip anymore, but would they please just tell me if they have my package so I can stop looking if it's here? Several clerks were quite snooty.<br><br><br><br>
I never found the package. After awhile, the parcel service sent it back to my grandparents. It arrived in the States about the same time I did. My grandparents offered it to me, but by then the cookies were beyond stale.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"><br><br><br><br>
when things go wrong like that, I swear a lot. It does help...a bit.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Amy SF</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"> I feel your pain.<br><br><br><br>
I was going to say that it sounds like something my mother would do, except she would NOT have packed a jar of salsa without wrapping it up first, in fifteen pounds of bubble wrap, at the very least. I live just five minutes away from my parents, and when I'm taking home a "care package" of food, she insists on wrapping it up like it's going to the moon, because she's afraid something will spill or leak. Even when she offers me a banana to take home because they have extras, she insists on putting it in a bag so I can "hold it better". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br></div>
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Do we have the same mom? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Thanks all for the kind words. I told IS that this was just was I needed...some unmerited but heartful pity and attention. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Nothing too terrible was ruined...there's one token (this singing flower) that won't be the same, but I'm still working on cleaning it.<br><br><br><br>
The worst damage was perhaps to my tastebuds. It may be awhile before I'm ready for salsa again after seeing what 3 or 4 weeks in transit does to it.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isowish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"><br><br><br><br>
when things go wrong like that, I swear a lot. It does help...a bit.</div>
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Me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I'm glad nothing very important was ruined. Though I doubt I'd eat salsa again either. I really no longer like grapes after having the vet, uh, extract them from my dog and then bring the bowl to me to ask if that looked like the amount I thought he ate.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry if that was too graphic for anyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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