Things That Make You Go Hmmmm …

We returned home from Thanksgiving to find a box on the doorstep (one of my husband’s pet peeves, as it announces to the world we’re not home) – Fed Ex, no less.

Hmmmm … what can it be?  I opened it up.

Okay – paper …

Hmmm … that’s  it? A Burt’s Bees chapstick?  Yes, apparently.

Then I remembered.  Last summer, Burt’s Bees had a promotion.  If you happened to visit their site at a “lucky time” each day, you could sign up for a coupon for a free Burt’s Bees chapstick.  I visited the site, and I did get lucky one day.  I filled in my address and waited anxiously for my chapstick … for while I had heard about how great Burt’s Bees things were, I had never tried them.

Weeks went by.  Months went by.  I would pass Burt’s Bees items in the store and think, “Oh yeah – I wonder when I’ll get that coupon?”

Readers, it never came.

So, finally a week or so ago I emailed Burt’s Bees.  A nice lady there emailed back requesting my name and address so she could be sure my chapstick did indeed reach me this time.  And, obviously it did.

I’m very impressed that the company went to such lengths to deliver my $3 chapstick – while also being a bit puzzled at the great expense and large amounts of packaging they went to as well.  Such overpackaging! I loved the irony of this little sticker, which sealed the paper inside the package:

So, this has given me pause the past few days …

3 thoughts on “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm …

  1. So – do you think Burt’s Bees Chapstick is a good product?

  2. Never tried Burts Bees, But just might . Let us know if you like it and why.
    As far as the box goes , perfect to ship a Christmas present across the states, plus the packaging to boot.
    As far as the people in your message———RECYCLE !!!!!!
    Most of the time we make choices for what we want , Not what GOD wants for us ………For God wants the best by far.
    Don’t sweat the petty stuff………..enjoy the DAY!

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