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December 23, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: gift wrapping

ZalmarJeff Grobaski writes in:

I ordered a TV from and took advantage of the "gift wrapping" option.

Not only did they "gift wrap" an LCD TV purchased in the month of December in BABY WRAPPING PAPER, but they wrapped it on the outside of the box and simply slapped a UPS shipping label on the wrapping paper!

The result is that my now my wife knows what she is getting for Christmas and now she thinks we might be having a baby as well!


I could understand using the box to save on shipping costs, but that's not right. They should at least have a way to remove the label AND tell you ahead of time that you shouldn't unwrap it because of the way it's done.

btw, first!

Posted by: mussorgsky112 at December 23, 2006 01:44 AM

Heh, that's actually pretty funny, but only because it didn't happen to me. Baby themed paper in late December? Sure it might be for a shower or something, but chances are it's not...

Posted by: Entropic Decay at December 23, 2006 02:23 AM

that's so stupid, i mean, what happens if the UPS guys accidentally make a hole in the box (which has happened to me a couple of time) or if the paper scrapes off?

And couldn't they have at least attached a bow and a To:/From: name tag?

btw third!

Posted by: EMDF at December 23, 2006 03:15 AM

maybe the UPS guy is a stork that carries baby...hmmm...suspicios...


Posted by: krizpiyo at December 23, 2006 03:29 AM

Couldn't you just leave the UPS shippings label on the package? It doesn't say "LCD TV" on it, does it?

Still broken though, both for the baby wrapping paper and because a gift just doesn't look right with a UPS label on it.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at December 23, 2006 02:04 PM

In reply to the post above this one, I want to point out that it's "Merry Christmas," not "Happy Holidays." Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Francois Tremblay at December 25, 2006 08:48 PM

And dude, you're maybe gonna wanna have one of your wife's friends explain the whole "are we having a baby" issue to her.

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at January 1, 2007 06:20 PM

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