Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Wrong Box

I have an update on the mysterious package, which was supposedly sent by me (it wasn't) to the wrong address in England and caused me a very annoying 5 a.m. phone call.

Well, it came back to me. From England. Even though it really wasn't me that sent it. The customs declaration said clothing valued at $700. I was tempted to open it, but instead...

I took it to our local UPS store and fortunately was able to talk to someone who knew what he was doing. Here's a shout out to competent customer service personnel!!!

Probably my phone number was entered by mistake (one slipped digit can make a lot of difference -- I've had a lot of wrong numbers for a local cabinet shop). After he looked it up, he recalled some other packages going to England that day, sent by English people. He said he'd look into it, so I left the package there. This mystery is out of Nancy Drew's hands.

And as far as the real Wrong Box? That's where I learned everything I know about tontines. If they never find the owner of the box, maybe I will get it back in the end. That's sort of tontine-like.

I still wonder what was in it.

4 comments:

jenn said...

Either that's one huge box or some really expensive clothes.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I don't think I would have been able to resist peeking.

Pretty Things said...

It didn't necessarily have to be a huge box -- I shipped all my clothes to Italy when I moved there and jeans and a few sweaters per box adds up quick!

Of course one of mine went missing -- all I got was the lid with a letter with "oops, sorry" on it. Great.

smalltownmom said...

It wasn't that big a box, maybe a foot square or so.