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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
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2012-08-21 12:22:41 PM  
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2012-08-21 12:32:47 PM  
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'.
 
2012-08-21 12:39:01 PM  
"Hey, we're out of White-Out."
"Yeah, I know. Just ship the rest of our order and let the Baltimore warehouse know they'll need to cover down to complete the order."

...meanwhile, in Baltimore...

"Hey, these idiots ordered ONE bottle of White-Out."
"So? Lots of our customers only order one case."
"Not one case. One bottle."
"WTF?"
"Do we even have any boxes that small?"
"No, because we assume nobody is that farking stupid."
 
2012-08-21 12:39:11 PM  
I'd sue just because they didn't send me bubble wrap so I could have happy fun time.
 
2012-08-21 12:39:22 PM  
That sounds like a question they should probably address to Staples, but I suppose they'd get more attention through the Consumerist.
 
2012-08-21 12:47:46 PM  
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*"
 
2012-08-21 12:50:36 PM  

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.
 
2012-08-21 01:09:23 PM  
Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."
 
2012-08-21 01:12:10 PM  
Forty bucks says they were too farking lazy to just buy the goddamned white out at farking Walmart while they were out for lunch.
 
2012-08-21 01:30:51 PM  

Spad31: Forty bucks says they were too farking lazy to just buy the goddamned white out at farking Walmart while they were out for lunch.


Fifty bucks says he should just drink the white out.
 
2012-08-21 01:32:04 PM  
The white-out was probably a filler item to qualify for free shipping.

I've seen many small items shipped in large boxes. IBM, for one, enjoys shipping this way.
 
2012-08-21 01:40:29 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Spad31: Forty bucks says they were too farking lazy to just buy the goddamned white out at farking Walmart while they were out for lunch.

Fifty bucks says he should just drink the white out.


Sixty bucks says that still won't help you avoid a DUI
 
2012-08-21 01:44:42 PM  
At my previous job, office supplies were ordered from Corporate Express...items that could have been shipped in one small box always arrived in several large boxes.
 
2012-08-21 01:47:21 PM  
Seventy bucks says "you can buy a new video game with me."
 
2012-08-21 01:47:52 PM  
This is not that uncommon:

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2012-08-21 01:50:07 PM  
Fifty bucks he picks his nose

i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-21 01:50:43 PM  
In related news, most online retailers work like that. I ordered a world map from Amazon...just a wall map, nothing special - it came in a four foot box filled with those plastic inflated air bags.

A map.

Do these people never hear of mailing tubes? Apparently not.
 
2012-08-21 01:51:54 PM  
Similar to my post above some computer company sent out a copy of a warranty similar to the way that power cord shipped. GIS is not finding it at the moment.
 
2012-08-21 02:16:49 PM  

gopher321: In related news, most online retailers work like that. I ordered a world map from Amazon...just a wall map, nothing special - it came in a four foot box filled with those plastic inflated air bags.

A map.

Do these people never hear of mailing tubes? Apparently not.


I used to work at a mail order warehouse and we wouldn't ship in tubes because it messed up the stacking in the trucks. This was way back in the 80's, but they had a computer that would print out how each truck was to be stacked. Amazon probably does the same thing.
 
2012-08-21 02:25:30 PM  

eas81: This is not that uncommon:


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

i47.tinypic.com

Of course, I didn't write to The Consumerist about the pain.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:01 PM  

Sgt Otter: "Hey, we're out of White-Out."
"Yeah, I know. Just ship the rest of our order and let the Baltimore warehouse know they'll need to cover down to complete the order."

...meanwhile, in Baltimore...

"Hey, these idiots ordered ONE bottle of White-Out."
"So? Lots of our customers only order one case."
"Not one case. One bottle."
"WTF?"
"Do we even have any boxes that small?"
"No, because we assume nobody is that farking stupid."


See the head on this nail? Yeah, you hit that, you hit that good.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:14 PM  
Of all the things that could possibly happen, this is THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:14 PM  
I got a pen like that once. One pen. I almost couldn't find it in the box, but the echoes from my search efforts finally allowed me to pinpoint its location.
 
2012-08-21 02:32:01 PM  
Somewhere, a shipping lackey is getting his kicks sending over packaged products.

Awesome.
 
2012-08-21 02:32:18 PM  
They were just segregating. It got a separate (but equal) box.
 
2012-08-21 02:34:12 PM  
Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.
 
2012-08-21 02:34:54 PM  
Maybe these big companies should stop losing money by not sending out 99 cent bottles of correction fluid at all. If it can't ship with your full order, you don't get it. Get off lazy ass down to the store and buy it there, or order a couple of boxes worth like any real office would.

And who uses this stuff anymore anyhow?
 
2012-08-21 02:35:02 PM  
The Internet in a box (start at 3:10)
 
2012-08-21 02:35:04 PM  
White-Out is a waste anyway. According to our corporate policy mistakes are forbidden.
 
2012-08-21 02:35:13 PM  
Fark, seriously... how much to get rid Consumerist links? Put a figure on it. It used to be funny, then entertaining in that rage-filled way... now it is just a constant reminder of how vapid most inhabitants of our society are.
 
2012-08-21 02:35:46 PM  
They probably had to go on an archeological dig to find White Out.
 
2012-08-21 02:35:56 PM  

gopher321: I'd sue just because they didn't send me bubble wrap so I could have happy fun time.


There is fun to be had with the big plastic bags of air. Sneak up behind a skittish co-worker, place bag on floor, and stomp. Just don't pick anybody with a bum ticker - you don't want to go down for manslaughter.
 
2012-08-21 02:36:10 PM  
If it was a cartridge of printer ink it would be understanable.

/See, printer ink is ridiculously expensive for what you get, and jokes are often made on FARK about that.
 
2012-08-21 02:36:30 PM  
The woman who ordered the whiteout was probably even more pissed when she tried to correct her facebook page with it.
 
2012-08-21 02:36:42 PM  
I think a gubberment vester gation is in order!
 
2012-08-21 02:37:07 PM  

eas81: This is not that uncommon:


Another good example from HP.
 
2012-08-21 02:37:41 PM  
Goddamned crying Yuppies.
 
2012-08-21 02:37:44 PM  

WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.


I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.
 
2012-08-21 02:37:50 PM  
I've received crap like this all the time.... and I've never thought of actually sending it to a website. I just show it to the coworkers, we roll our eyes and we move on. Are they seriously that distressed over the lonely white-out??
 
2012-08-21 02:37:52 PM  
Did you know that Michael Nesmith's (of the Monkees) mom invented White Out? She is probably getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2012-08-21 02:38:20 PM  
Maybe it was placed in a separate box in case it leaked and got all over everything?
 
2012-08-21 02:38:47 PM  

karmaceutical: Fark, seriously... how much to get rid Consumerist links? Put a figure on it. It used to be funny, then entertaining in that rage-filled way... now it is just a constant reminder of how vapid most inhabitants of our society are.


The Consumerist has indeed reached a new low with this one.
 
2012-08-21 02:38:57 PM  
The really fun ones are shipments of chemicals. The amount of packing material is completely independent of how hazardous the chemical actually is.

CSB
I received a shipment of an organic base, which while mildly hazardous is nothing to get excited over, that came in 3 boxes, 2 metal cans, and with enough bags and blankets to outfit a modest antarctic expedition. Meanwhile, a shipment of sodium azide (the stuff they used to detonate airbags wtih) was just tossed into a box with some Styrofoam peanuts.
/CSB
 
2012-08-21 02:39:08 PM  
The more important question is, who still uses white-out?
 
2012-08-21 02:39:43 PM  

kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.


A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?
 
2012-08-21 02:39:46 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Are they seriously that distressed over the lonely white-out??


I'd be more distressed by the waste.
 
2012-08-21 02:39:58 PM  

kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.


Yea. You don't get those shipped. You pick them up at the corner off a blanket. But be sure to wash it off first.
 
2012-08-21 02:39:59 PM  
White (people) problems.
 
2012-08-21 02:40:24 PM  

KatjaMouse: QueenMamaBee: Are they seriously that distressed over the lonely white-out??

I'd be more distressed by the waste.


Boxes and air packs CAN be reused.
 
2012-08-21 02:41:57 PM  
I'd just like to take the time to say that I'm quite enjoying this new Consumerist meme.
 
2012-08-21 02:42:10 PM  
"Dear Consumerist,

I recently placed a large order with staples.com and they completely dropped the ball and forgot one bottle of white-out I'd ordered. I had to call them because they are too incompetent to even realize their own mistake. By the time I finally talked to them and they sent me the bottle, it was already 8 days after I'd initially placed the order.

Why can't companies have common sense, realize their own mistakes and just fix them before the customer has to call them out on it? All they had to do was send out the extra bottle of white-out in another shipment, and the PR boost they'd get from me telling everyone about their customer service would easily pay for that second shipment. Instead like every other company out there, they chose to be short-sighted.

Should I sue them for $10,000 just to cover how I value the time spent on the phone with them, or should I make it $20,000 to cover my emotional distress too?"
 
2012-08-21 02:42:16 PM  
Dear reader,

Kill yourself.
 
2012-08-21 02:42:41 PM  
Not as bad as my friend who had to have a bag of some real tiny components shipped overnight to get a repair out the door. He was told the estimated shipping was going to be $40 for the fastest shipping possible. Expensive, but it was for a $2000 repair job so f-it. Package arrives the next day in a 1-1/2 foot square box and he was charged $100 for the shipping... The reason for the enormous box, when a bubble envelope would do? They threw in a "free" t-shirt. Thanks, jerks... He ended up having to go back and forth between the vendor and UPS but ended up getting the charges dropped down to what they should have been in the first place.
 
2012-08-21 02:42:52 PM  

poorjon: The really fun ones are shipments of chemicals. The amount of packing material is completely independent of how hazardous the chemical actually is.

CSB
I received a shipment of an organic base, which while mildly hazardous is nothing to get excited over, that came in 3 boxes, 2 metal cans, and with enough bags and blankets to outfit a modest antarctic expedition. Meanwhile, a shipment of sodium azide (the stuff they used to detonate airbags wtih) was just tossed into a box with some Styrofoam peanuts.
/CSB


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.
 
2012-08-21 02:43:31 PM  

QueenMamaBee: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?


I wish I knew how to link things. But I has the derp, so I'll just say this is the perfect time for "detachable penis" by king missile.
 
2012-08-21 02:43:51 PM  

Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."


You never go ATM.
 
2012-08-21 02:45:24 PM  
Getting a kick out of this while i order office supplies.
 
2012-08-21 02:45:34 PM  

MoronLessOff: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

Yea. You don't get those shipped. You pick them up at the corner off a blanket. But be sure to wash it off first.


I hate that song, and I hate you for putting it back in my head.
 
2012-08-21 02:45:35 PM  

Tachypnea: Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."

You never go ATM.


You must be new to Fark.
 
2012-08-21 02:45:53 PM  
We ordered a file cabinet and a packet of 0.7 leads for a mechanical pencil. There were two boxes on the porch, one the size of a file cabinet, the other the size of two shoe-boxes. The not-file-cabinet box contained a plastic mailing envelope which contained the container of pencil leads, not more than 1.5 inches long, maybe 1/2 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick. I did recoil in horror.
 
2012-08-21 02:45:55 PM  

kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.


I had to order a penis once. You see, I woke up one morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing again. This happens all the time. It's detachable.

This comes in handy a lot of the time. I can leave it home, when I think it's gonna get me in trouble, or I can rent it out, when I don't need it. But now and then I go to a party, get drunk, and the next morning I can't for the life of me remember what I did with it. First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it. So I called up the place where the party was, they hadn't seen it either. I asked them to check the medicine cabinet 'cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes but not this time. So I told them if it pops up to let me know. I called a few people who were at the party, but they were no help either. I was starting to get desperate. I really don't like being without my penis for too long. It makes me feel like less of a man, and I really hate having to sit down every time I take a leak. After a few hours of searching the house, and calling everyone I could think of, I was starting to get very depressed, so I went on e-bay and ordered one. It was being sold as part of a lot with a blanket and a broken toaster oven. Some guy was selling it. I had to buy it off him. He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen. I got it in the mail, washed it off, and put it on. I was happy again. Complete. People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached, but I don't know. Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass, I like having a detachable penis.
 
2012-08-21 02:46:42 PM  
I guess I was late to the penis party.
 
2012-08-21 02:47:13 PM  

kiwimoogle84: QueenMamaBee: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?

I wish I knew how to link things. But I has the derp, so I'll just say this is the perfect time for "detachable penis" by king missile.


Just for you...

Link
 
2012-08-21 02:47:15 PM  

Tachypnea: Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."

You never go ATM.


Under certain circumstances it is perfectly acceptable to go ATM.
 
2012-08-21 02:47:44 PM  
I just had 2 tee shirts arrive.
In a big box
Wrapped in bubble wrap.
WTF?
 
2012-08-21 02:47:48 PM  
Ummm- who the fark uses White Out anymore...I mean other than to sniff??
 
2012-08-21 02:48:01 PM  
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.
 
2012-08-21 02:48:30 PM  

SuperChuck: kiwimoogle84: QueenMamaBee: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?

I wish I knew how to link things. But I has the derp, so I'll just say this is the perfect time for "detachable penis" by king missile.

Just for you...

Link


Aww!! *purrrrrr*
 
2012-08-21 02:48:51 PM  

MoronLessOff: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

Yea. You don't get those shipped. You pick them up at the corner off a blanket. But be sure to wash it off first.


Sounds like you woke up with a terrible hangover.
 
2012-08-21 02:48:55 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo:
I had to order a penis once. You see, I woke up one morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing again. This happens all the time. It's detachable.
Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass, I like having a detachable penis.


I see you've taken someone's advise to go fark yourself.
 
2012-08-21 02:48:57 PM  
I'm invisible :(
 
2012-08-21 02:49:49 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: The more important question is, who still uses white-out?


I had to buy some when my backspace key was stolen. I don't like how it drips down the screen though.
 
2012-08-21 02:50:11 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I'm invisible :(


You're not, but he actually linked it. *pats your head*
 
2012-08-21 02:50:26 PM  
Dear Consumerist:

The world isn't operating the way I demand. Please fix it.
 
2012-08-21 02:50:34 PM  

kiwimoogle84: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I'm invisible :(

You're not, but he actually linked it. *pats your head*


Typing that was hard. And I changed the lyrics.
 
2012-08-21 02:51:26 PM  

mod3072: gopher321: I'd sue just because they didn't send me bubble wrap so I could have happy fun time.

There is fun to be had with the big plastic bags of air. Sneak up behind a skittish co-worker, place bag on floor, and stomp. Just don't pick anybody with a bum ticker - you don't want to go down for manslaughter.


Just this morning I received two boxes with air bags. I emptied the boxes and left one bag strategically placed on the floor behind a box. I went back to my desk and waited until the big boss got off the phone. Then I went back "to pick up my mess" and stomped on the bag. One girl nearly fell out of her chair, a mid-level boss thought he'd been shot and started to dive under his desk, and the big boss had to go check his drawers. Totally worth getting the boxes with air bags.
 
2012-08-21 02:51:39 PM  

QueenMamaBee: I've received crap like this all the time.... and I've never thought of actually sending it to a website. I just show it to the coworkers, we roll our eyes and we move on. Are they seriously that distressed over the lonely white-out??


Showing it to a website is just about as hard as showing it to your co-workers. You can do it without even standing up. This guy doesn't even sound upset, he just sounds like an IT guy delivering an account of what happened.

There's lots of examples of Consumerist hyperventilating. This isn't one.
 
2012-08-21 02:52:14 PM  

cgraves67: Galloping Galoshes: The more important question is, who still uses white-out?

I had to buy some when my backspace key was stolen. I don't like how it drips down the screen though.


If you use a big enough brush, you can justify a new, larger screen.
 
2012-08-21 02:52:24 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Tachypnea: Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."

You never go ATM.

Under certain circumstances it is perfectly acceptable to go ATM.


You mean like if it's in your network and there's no transaction fee?
 
2012-08-21 02:52:38 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: kiwimoogle84: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I'm invisible :(

You're not, but he actually linked it. *pats your head*

Typing that was hard. And I changed the lyrics.


were you told there would be no typing?

/also, jesus was way cool
 
2012-08-21 02:52:48 PM  

What the Fark Wizzbang: mod3072: gopher321: I'd sue just because they didn't send me bubble wrap so I could have happy fun time.

There is fun to be had with the big plastic bags of air. Sneak up behind a skittish co-worker, place bag on floor, and stomp. Just don't pick anybody with a bum ticker - you don't want to go down for manslaughter.

Just this morning I received two boxes with air bags. I emptied the boxes and left one bag strategically placed on the floor behind a box. I went back to my desk and waited until the big boss got off the phone. Then I went back "to pick up my mess" and stomped on the bag. One girl nearly fell out of her chair, a mid-level boss thought he'd been shot and started to dive under his desk, and the big boss had to go check his drawers. Totally worth getting the boxes with air bags.


The real point of the story however is, did the girl who almost fell out of her chair come equipped with airbags?
 
2012-08-21 02:53:11 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: They were just segregating. It got a separate (but equal) box.


looks more like a privileged box
 
2012-08-21 02:54:13 PM  

SuperChuck: kiwimoogle84: Tachypnea: Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."

You never go ATM.

Under certain circumstances it is perfectly acceptable to go ATM.

You mean like if it's in your network and there's no transaction fee?


I mean like when the lights are low, and you're really drunk, and he's really cute...

and he needs cash for the taqueria down the street. Yeah. Right.
 
2012-08-21 02:54:38 PM  
On the flipside, I actually got a shipment from Amazon yesterday where they combined two orders into one box to save on shipping. Since I have Prime I order a lit of stuff from them, and it happens just as often as the single item by itself, especially on Black Friday when I am firing off a lot of lightning deal orders throughout the day.
 
2012-08-21 02:55:13 PM  

kiwimoogle84: SuperChuck: kiwimoogle84: Tachypnea: Cake Hunter: Thirty bucks says "It's hard to get me at an ATM."

You never go ATM.

Under certain circumstances it is perfectly acceptable to go ATM.

You mean like if it's in your network and there's no transaction fee?

I mean like when the lights are low, and you're really drunk, and he's really cute...

and he needs cash for the taqueria down the street. Yeah. Right.


Sometimes a story is just a little bit too long...
 
2012-08-21 02:57:03 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: What the Fark Wizzbang: mod3072: gopher321: I'd sue just because they didn't send me bubble wrap so I could have happy fun time.

There is fun to be had with the big plastic bags of air. Sneak up behind a skittish co-worker, place bag on floor, and stomp. Just don't pick anybody with a bum ticker - you don't want to go down for manslaughter.

Just this morning I received two boxes with air bags. I emptied the boxes and left one bag strategically placed on the floor behind a box. I went back to my desk and waited until the big boss got off the phone. Then I went back "to pick up my mess" and stomped on the bag. One girl nearly fell out of her chair, a mid-level boss thought he'd been shot and started to dive under his desk, and the big boss had to go check his drawers. Totally worth getting the boxes with air bags.

The real point of the story however is, did the girl who almost fell out of her chair come equipped with airbags?


Actually, yes. However, she was going to go sideways and her airbags are rated for front impacts only.
 
2012-08-21 02:57:50 PM  
I think that's the last Consumerist link I click on, the last one before that was about someone trying to return a 6 year old tv and they wouldn't take it back. Those types of stories just makes me hate mankind.
 
2012-08-21 02:58:18 PM  
OfficeMax once FedExed me a $0.49 eraser. (Ordered with a large group and no, it wasn't for filler. We get free shipping regardless of how much we order.)

We order tons of supplies and this happens all the time. Does seem wasteful, but It must be cost effective to the supplier.
 
2012-08-21 02:58:38 PM  

LeroyBourne: I think that's the last Consumerist link I click on, the last one before that was about someone trying to return a 6 year old tv and they wouldn't take it back. Those types of stories just makes me hate mankind.


Those and all the frivolous lawsuits. I agree.
 
2012-08-21 03:00:54 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

I had to order a penis once. You see, I woke up one morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing again. This happens all the time. It's detachable.

This comes in handy a lot of the time. I can leave it home, when I think it's gonna get me in trouble, or I can rent it out, when I don't need it. But now and then I go to a party, get drunk, and the next morning I can't for the life of me remember what I did with it. First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it. So I called up the place where the party was, they hadn't seen it either. I asked them to check the medicine cabinet 'cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes but not this time. So I told them if it pops up to let me know. I called a few people who were at the party, but they were no help either. I was starting to get desperate. I really don't like being without my penis for too long. It makes me feel like less of a man, and I really hate having to sit down every time I take a leak. After a few hours of searching the house, and calling everyone I could think of, I was starting to get very depressed, so I went on e-bay and ordered one. It was being sold as part of a lot with a blanket and a broken toaster oven. Some guy was selling it. I had to buy it off him. He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen. I got it in the mail, washed it off, and put it on. I was happy again. Complete. People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached, but I don't know. Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass, I like having a detachable penis.


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..."
 
2012-08-21 03:03:14 PM  
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.

Shut up and enjoy your bonus box.
 
2012-08-21 03:03:49 PM  
Typical tabloid fodder. Just because you found something white that came in a little box doesn't mean you saw Michael Jackson.

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.


Heh, I just watched Elephant Parts last night!
 
2012-08-21 03:03:50 PM  

QueenMamaBee: The All-Powerful Atheismo: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

I had to order a penis once. You see, I woke up one morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing again. This happens all the time. It's detachable.

This comes in handy a lot of the time. I can leave it home, when I think it's gonna get me in trouble, or I can rent it out, when I don't need it. But now and then I go to a party, get drunk, and the next morning I can't for the life of me remember what I did with it. First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it. So I called up the place where the party was, they hadn't seen it either. I asked them to check the medicine cabinet 'cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes but not this time. So I told them if it pops up to let me know. I called a few people who were at the party, but they were no help either. I was starting to get desperate. I really don't like being without my penis for too long. It makes me feel like less of a man, and I really hate having to sit down every time I take a leak. After a few hours of searching the house, and calling everyone I could think of, I was starting to get very depressed, so I went on e-bay and ordered one. It was being sold as part of a lot with a blanket and a broken toaster oven. Some guy was selling it. I had to buy it off him. He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen. I got it in the mail, washed it off, and put it on. I was happy again. Complete. People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached, but I don't know. Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass, I like having a detachable penis.

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..."


I lol'd. And I'm ok with my lady parts staying attached.
 
2012-08-21 03:04:16 PM  
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
 
2012-08-21 03:05:37 PM  

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.
 
2012-08-21 03:06:06 PM  

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.
 
2012-08-21 03:06:34 PM  

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.
 
2012-08-21 03:06:51 PM  

eas81: This is not that uncommon:


Heh - you win one internets for the pallet.
 
2012-08-21 03:07:05 PM  
If you think thats bad you should see how small the package is that comes in my wife's box all the time
 
2012-08-21 03:07:17 PM  

Ivo Shandor: eas81: This is not that uncommon:

Another good example from HP.


That's a fake. It's 2 boxes taped together you can see the factory HP tape under the tape the picture taker used.


Anywho I used to work at a company that did fulfillment and this is not an uncommon experience. We shipped printed material and it was common to have an order of 100 books that went out 5-10 books in a box (books as big or bigger than phone books), then the next order to come off the line would be 1 book, followed by another 100 book order. So the question is, stop everything, go and locate an envelope or 1 book box for that single order or continue using the 5 or 10 book boxes?

The answer of course is to keep moving with what you have, trucks run on schedules and stopping the line for any reason outside of "someone is stuck in the machinery" is just a waste of resources as multiple people have to wait while some dumbass saves us .02 on boxes.
 
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.
 
2012-08-21 05:12:22 PM  

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*"


Pretty sure there is an option near the check out to "ship items as they become available" or "ship in fewer shipments". Wonder which one they picked.
 
2012-08-21 05:15:33 PM  
I've used White-Out/Liquid Paper to cover up mistakes in handwritten documents (college essays written in class) and to mark a unmarked speaker knob so I could see what the volume was cranked up to, to cover dings or scratches on a white surface, etc. Any time you need a very small bit of white paint, it's good stuff.
 
2012-08-21 05:23:18 PM  
I worked at a Staples for 6 years through high school and university, so I'm really getting a kick, etc.

We had a delivery center at our store, so I probably know what happened. It could be either one of two things:

1. To save $$$ on boxes, the delivery center uses the store's boxes left over from when it stocks it's shelves. A big box store like Staples doesn't get too many small boxes, so therefore, had to use a bigger one.

2. The most likely answer would be that the employee picking your order had a sense of humor and put a single tiny item in a big box to give themselves, and hopefully the customer, a laugh. I've seen it plenty of times, and have done it once, myself.

Sometimes people picking those orders don't realize that those customers have sandy vaginas, though. And this article is a perfect example. I hope the DC that services this author's area doesn't find out who they are, though. Otherwise every item on their future orders will be drenched in ball sweat.
 
2012-08-21 06:02:17 PM  

Sgt Otter: "Hey, we're out of White-Out."
"Yeah, I know. Just ship the rest of our order and let the Baltimore warehouse know they'll need to cover down to complete the order."

...meanwhile, in Baltimore...

"Hey, these idiots ordered ONE bottle of White-Out."
"So? Lots of our customers only order one case."
"Not one case. One bottle."
"WTF?"
"Do we even have any boxes that small?"
"No, because we assume nobody is that farking stupid."


^THIS^
 
2012-08-21 06:11:02 PM  
This is actually a running gag on Consumerist. "How ridiculous can Amazon/Office Depot/Staples/Wal Mart get with their shipping tricks?" I have seen boxes just as big containing a single Sharpie.
 
2012-08-21 06:15:41 PM  

rhinoguy: This is actually a running gag on Consumerist. "How ridiculous can Amazon/Office Depot/Staples/Wal Mart get with their shipping tricks?" I have seen boxes just as big containing a single Sharpie.


Their piece about HP using a box the size of a server rack to hold 32 pieces of A4 paper, in 16 separate boxes within the outer box was quite amusing.
 
2012-08-21 07:07:11 PM  

MoronLessOff: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

Yea. You don't get those shipped. You pick them up at the corner off a blanket. But be sure to wash it off first.


How much did you pay for yours? I hope you didn't pay more than $22. I talked the guy down to $17.
 
2012-08-21 07:11:08 PM  

lake_huron: MoronLessOff: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

Yea. You don't get those shipped. You pick them up at the corner off a blanket. But be sure to wash it off first.

How much did you pay for yours? I hope you didn't pay more than $22. I talked the guy down to $17.


Yeah, but did you get anything for the broken toaster oven?
 
2012-08-21 07:21:45 PM  

QueenMamaBee: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?


I was led to believe that dicks generally came in bags.
 
2012-08-21 08:12:11 PM  
Maybe the white-out refused to travel with the other "inferior" products. Probably just a primadonna bottle.
 
2012-08-21 08:51:17 PM  
Looks like Staples has a White-Out only policy.
 
2012-08-21 08:55:24 PM  
I'm probably just asking to get flamed here, but can anyone tell me when The Consumerist jumped the shark? I remember when it had actual stories of consumers who got fornicated and the efforts to help said consumers.
 
2012-08-21 09:12:04 PM  

Sgt Otter: "Hey, we're out of White-Out."
"Yeah, I know. Just ship the rest of our order and let the Baltimore warehouse know they'll need to cover down to complete the order."

...meanwhile, in Baltimore...

"Hey, these idiots ordered ONE bottle of White-Out."
"So? Lots of our customers only order one case."
"Not one case. One bottle."
"WTF?"
"Do we even have any boxes that small?"
"No, because we assume nobody is that farking stupid."


I LOLd. +1 for probably-being-true.
 
2012-08-21 09:30:35 PM  

My company once ordered a dozen waste baskets from Staples. They could have been nested together and shipped in one box. Instead, they were each packed in their own oversized box, with several cubic feet of air pillows each. It took a random office flunky more than an hour to unpack the boxes, break down eleven of them, deflated the air pillows and bundle all the waste into one box for the cleaning crew to throw out.

/Wasteful packaging is wasteful.

 
2012-08-21 09:36:48 PM  
O.o Dafuq. waste of packing materials.
 
2012-08-21 09:41:20 PM  

poodebunker: Maybe the white-out refused to travel with the other "inferior" products. Probably just a primadonna bottle.


Or a white supremacist that doesn't want to mix with the yellow pencils or the black printer ink.
 
2012-08-21 10:15:46 PM  
It was always fun receiving boxes from customers with crazy packing material in them. Some places would try to be all "green" and would use shredded socks or sweatpants, plastic cookie trays, etc. (basically their garbage):

i895.photobucket.com

Then there was that one time...

i895.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-21 10:27:22 PM  

Cappalotti: It was always fun receiving boxes from customers with crazy packing material in them. Some places would try to be all "green" and would use shredded socks or sweatpants, plastic cookie trays, etc. (basically their garbage):

[i895.photobucket.com image 600x400]

Then there was that one time...

[i895.photobucket.com image 600x420]


They threw away a white woman to send you packing peanuts?
 
2012-08-21 10:38:34 PM  

Mad_Radhu: QueenMamaBee: kiwimoogle84: WarszawaScream: Ffff it happens all the time, I had OfficeMax send me a box of pens in a separate way-too-big box once. It probably shipped from a different warehouse from the rest of the order.

I was very concerned for a second that you had a penis shipped to you. I think I need a new glasses prescription.

A box of penis, actually. Penises? Penii?

I was led to believe that dicks generally came in bags.


Haven't you heard of dick in a box?

http://youtu.be/WhwbxEfy7fg
 
2012-08-21 11:05:34 PM  

Mad_Radhu: poodebunker: Maybe the white-out refused to travel with the other "inferior" products. Probably just a primadonna bottle.

Or a white supremacist that doesn't want to mix with the yellow pencils or the black printer ink.


But the name "white-out" would negate the racist overtone, no? I'm standing with the primadonna bottle.
 
2012-08-22 02:46:14 AM  

FloydA: Fifty bucks he picks his nose


Fifty bucks more says he eats it.
 
2012-08-22 03:45:46 AM  
Just received a netbook in a refrigerator-sized box. A netbook, a refrigerator-sized box, and lots of brown butcher/filler paper -- I'm set for life.
 
2012-08-22 05:09:35 AM  

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

(That's bad).

Does it come with sprinkles?


he calls it a "frogort" from episode 1F23
 
2012-08-22 08:49:48 AM  
Offices still use typewriters? It's time to stop writing to the Consumerist and start finding a modern workplace.
 
2012-08-22 02:01:42 PM  
In a boardroom somewhere...

"So these Consumerist people are getting annoying. We can't have this kind of freely available information about all the evil we're perpetrating."

"Astroturf campaign?"

"Maybe, but the online community is savvy now. A straight out disinformation campaign might not work."

"What if we leveraged their collective hipsterism and love of sarcasm?"

"hmm... yes. YES. I've GOT it! We'll start a Fark cliche about stupid, unreasonable consumer complaints posted on consumerist.com. The first debunker crowd will become our PR shield for legitimate reports OVERNIGHT! It's brilliant. BRILLIANT!"
 
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