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(The Consumerist)   Dear Consumerist: My hands tremble as I write to tell you a bottle of White-Out came in its own box separate from other office supplies I ordered. Please let your readers know I'm shaken to my core, but will somehow find the strength to live   (consumerist.com) divider line 175
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2012-08-21 03:07:44 PM  

kvinesknows: If you think thats bad you should see how small the package is that comes in my wife's box all the time


And we have a winner. +1
 
2012-08-21 03:08:01 PM  
The eldritch horrors of online retail: how Lovecraftian.
 
2012-08-21 03:09:52 PM  
That box is not "massive." It might be big, but it's not massive.
 
2012-08-21 03:10:39 PM  

kiwimoogle84: kvinesknows: If you think thats bad you should see how small the package is that comes in my wife's box all the time

And we have a winner. +1


Didn't say it was his...
 
2012-08-21 03:10:44 PM  

MythDragon: God Is My Co-Pirate: Indeed, or my lab tech friend who ordered some completely innocuous chemical and got sent radioactive iodine by mistake. Their lab wasn't even cleared to hold it.

Why do I never get cools stuff like that by mistake? Everyone else is getting Sig Sauer rifles and radioactive iodine. I get 'better homes and gardens' by mistake. Do you know what I could do with radioactive iodine? I could make radioactive iodinized salt! Which, I'm pretty sure would give me superpowers.


I'm pretty sure Spider-Man and The Hulk get their super powers from thyroid cancer too.
 
2012-08-21 03:11:28 PM  
Who uses white-out anyway?

Is he/she putting it on the monitor?
 
2012-08-21 03:12:02 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: ProfessorOhki: They could have sent you a tiny little box, but they sent you more box than you paid for. Generally, when someone gives me free product, I don't complain about it.

Here, have a free prostate exam.


That's a service.
 
2012-08-21 03:12:18 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: eas81: This is not that uncommon:


True. I ordered a pair of earrings and this is how they arrived:

[i47.tinypic.com image 717x960]

Of course, I didn't write to The Consumerist about the pain.


"Dear Consumerist, I have way too much time on my hands, and I am a narcissistic attention whore to boot. I am writing you because I ordered one pair of earrings which arrived in a huge box. Please print my letter so I can get the adulation and acclaim I so desire.

Yours,
Gyrfalcon"
 
2012-08-21 03:14:41 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Aarontology: Ten bucks says that when they placed their order, there was a section or prompt that said "Some items may ship at other times separate from the main order due to *insert boring as shiat warehouse logistics reason*"

Twenty bucks says they got an insert in their other package that says the exact same thing.


The person petty enough needs to insert their package somewhere, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-08-21 03:15:28 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Galloping Galoshes: ProfessorOhki: They could have sent you a tiny little box, but they sent you more box than you paid for. Generally, when someone gives me free product, I don't complain about it.

Here, have a free prostate exam.

That's a service.


Here is some human feces
 
2012-08-21 03:17:54 PM  
STFU Consumerist, you cock.
 
2012-08-21 03:22:16 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: ProfessorOhki: Galloping Galoshes: ProfessorOhki: They could have sent you a tiny little box, but they sent you more box than you paid for. Generally, when someone gives me free product, I don't complain about it.

Here, have a free prostate exam.

That's a service.

Here is some human feces


Is it hot cocoa sampler box time again?
 
2012-08-21 03:22:41 PM  

MAYORBOB: Did you know that Michael Nesmith's (of the Monkees) mom invented White Out? She is probably getting a kick out of this thread.


Actually she invented Liquid Paper, not White Out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_paper
 
2012-08-21 03:23:04 PM  
 
2012-08-21 03:27:15 PM  

QueenMamaBee: SuperChuck: I wish I had detachable girlie parts.... then I wouldn't have to worry about rape, legitimate or otherwise. Of course, if I left it at home, the bf would NEVER go out of the house. "Hey, if you're goin out.... why don't you just leave that here..."


You'd still have to worry about rape. You just might not be around when it happened

Nah, I can promise bf would never let it out of his sight. I'm okay with him using it as long as he cleans up afterwards.


If by "cleans up afterwards" you mean "wipes it off with a sock" you're probably OK.
 
2012-08-21 03:28:20 PM  
Perhaps 1 person thought it would be funny to send out this 1 package this way, giving themselves a little laugh during an otherwise dull workday.
Either that, or the entire corporation got together and decided this would be the best way to ship white-out.
 
2012-08-21 03:29:40 PM  
www.tooconservative.com 

//haven't seen this guy in a while
///was wondering how's he's been keeping.
////outrageous!
 
2012-08-21 03:30:11 PM  

LawrencePerson: As someone who buys an inordinate number of books, I have to say: Better too much packing material than too little.

/Received far too many unprotected books in unpadded manilla envelopes or rattling around an otherwise empty box.


I am extremely jealous of your library.
 
2012-08-21 03:32:09 PM  
It would actually be spelled Wite-Out, not white-out, except the photo in the article shows a bottle of correction fluid labeled Cover-It.
 
2012-08-21 03:35:59 PM  

MAYORBOB: Did you know that Michael Nesmith's (of the Monkees) mom invented White Out? She is probably getting a kick out of this thread.



Liquid Paper.
 
2012-08-21 03:37:11 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: ProfessorOhki: Galloping Galoshes: ProfessorOhki: They could have sent you a tiny little box, but they sent you more box than you paid for. Generally, when someone gives me free product, I don't complain about it.

Here, have a free prostate exam.

That's a service.

Here is some human feces


Well, that's what you get for trying to surprise someone with a prostate exam.
 
2012-08-21 03:38:21 PM  
Isn't the bigger question, who the fark still uses white-out?
 
2012-08-21 03:39:48 PM  
First World Problem™

Fun fact: DOT regulations prohibit the shipment of correction fluid by air. So if the rest of your order went by air, the White-Out would arrive separately by ground.

Used to to sit next to the secretary and learned all kinds of interesting info. For instance, FedEx doesn't give guaranteed delivery dates/times for shipments to Israel.
 
2012-08-21 03:41:26 PM  

SuperChuck: QueenMamaBee: SuperChuck: I wish I had detachable girlie parts.... then I wouldn't have to worry about rape, legitimate or otherwise. Of course, if I left it at home, the bf would NEVER go out of the house. "Hey, if you're goin out.... why don't you just leave that here..."


You'd still have to worry about rape. You just might not be around when it happened

Nah, I can promise bf would never let it out of his sight. I'm okay with him using it as long as he cleans up afterwards.

If by "cleans up afterwards" you mean "wipes it off with a sock" you're probably OK.


Oh I want a full wash and trip through the dryer. Of course, if it disappears like half of my socks, I'm screwed.

Or rather I can't be screwed.
 
2012-08-21 03:41:40 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: un fact: DOT regulations prohibit the shipment of correction fluid by air.


waht?!?!
 
2012-08-21 03:43:34 PM  
You know, an optimist would open this box and think "Wow! Look at all of the free packing material!"
 
2012-08-21 03:44:18 PM  

mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.


One peni, one box, or one box of peni?
 
2012-08-21 03:44:42 PM  
The people that complain online about this sort of shiat are the same ones that sue for damages if it arrives crushed in an envelope.
 
2012-08-21 03:46:29 PM  
You are all insane to be discussing this.
 
2012-08-21 03:47:22 PM  

Solchie: That means you recieved more cardboard to build your fort where the real world with its real problems can't find you. Quit yer biatchin'.


www.mspaintadventures.com 
 
2012-08-21 03:58:18 PM  
What is this, an intelligence test troll headline?

It's only ridiculous until you open the box and the rest of your office supplies covered with white out.
Every try to wash off white out?
 
2012-08-21 03:59:51 PM  
The pink shoes are awful.
 
2012-08-21 04:05:13 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: What is this, an intelligence test troll headline?

It's only ridiculous until you open the box and the rest of your office supplies covered with white out.
Every try to wash off white out?


Hard to wash off, but you can use White Out to cover it.
 
2012-08-21 04:06:39 PM  

JohnCarter: Ummm- who the fark uses White Out anymore...I mean other than to sniff??



This guy and his handlers
 
2012-08-21 04:07:26 PM  

MoronLessOff: mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.

One peni, one box, or one box of peni?


Yes.
 
2012-08-21 04:13:35 PM  

kiwimoogle84: MoronLessOff: mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.

One peni, one box, or one box of peni?

Yes.


*swoon*
 
2012-08-21 04:20:44 PM  
i ordered 2 thumb drives and they were packaged similarly. kinda funny but i ain't mad.
 
2012-08-21 04:21:43 PM  
THE WHITE-OUT CONTAINS POTASSIUM BENZOATE.

(That's bad).
 
2012-08-21 04:34:27 PM  

MoronLessOff: mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.

One peni, one box, or one box of peni?


one box of penis. I don't really need peni (penii?). I can really only use one at a time.

/yes, I KNOW I can, but I don't......
 
2012-08-21 04:35:02 PM  
The consumerist must have finally stopped paying for links because th headlines in the last week are, for once, spot on.
/dnrtft
 
2012-08-21 04:36:46 PM  
Has anyone mentioned how rare it is to actually need whiteout?
 
2012-08-21 04:38:20 PM  

mcwehrle: one box of penis. I don't really need peni (penii?). I can really only use one at a time.

/yes, I KNOW I can, but I don't......


I was gonna say, your imagination needs a tune-up. But I see that's not necessary.
 
2012-08-21 04:38:59 PM  

lewismarktwo: Has anyone mentioned how rare it is to actually need whiteout?


No, actually, i come up yet.
 
2012-08-21 04:39:34 PM  
Interesting. Filters delete excess spaces.
 
2012-08-21 04:40:05 PM  

mcwehrle: MoronLessOff: mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.

One peni, one box, or one box of peni?

one box of penis. I don't really need peni (penii?). I can really only use one at a time.

/yes, I KNOW I can, but I don't......


But you should always have a backup on....er, hand.
 
2012-08-21 04:41:45 PM  

MoronLessOff: mcwehrle: A box of penis, actually.



*ahem*

yes, one please.

One peni, one box, or one box of peni?


I'll take a gross.
 
2012-08-21 04:45:14 PM  
I filled a waste paper basket with packing peanuts getting to the one thin non-fragile flexible item of the same type as the nine I'd received the previous day, so I'm getting a kick.

/Farkin' padded parcels, how do they work?
 
2012-08-21 04:47:47 PM  

Loaf's Tray: THE WHITE-OUT CONTAINS POTASSIUM BENZOATE.

(That's bad).


Does it come with sprinkles?
 
2012-08-21 04:48:50 PM  
Grainger does this kind of stuff all the time. We like it, seldom have to buy shipping materials.
 
2012-08-21 04:53:13 PM  
I thought all the kids were about saving the world by buying local. Unless of course it's shiny and fun, then we have no problem shipping it on an oil belching container ship across three oceans.

Who uses white out anymore? I thought that stuff died out when we got those new fangled electric typewriters.
 
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