Thursday, November 25, 2010
Yesterday I got the package you can see in the picture out of my mailbox. It was sent from Hong Kong and the customs declaration form specified, as you can see, that it was an "unsolicited gift." My first reaction was that of fear. Handling the package with extreme care, I brought it into the house, placed it on the coffee-table, and spent the next 30 minutes worrying about what to do with it. I'm ashamed to say that I even put my ear to it to listen for the sounds of ticking.
Eventually, I opened it - again, with extreme care bordering on paranoia - and discovered the BlackBerry case I'd ordered from Amazon.
Obviously, as a quiet, peaceful academic, I have no need to worry about terrorists sending me Anthrax or explosive devices. Still, the current paranoia about mysterious packages proved to be infectious in my case. Even now that I'm writing about it, I'm curling my toes in shame over my own ridiculousness.
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Posted by Clarissa at 1:46 PM