Lately my parents have been stretched thin with family crises, and there hasn’t been any way for me to help. Then one day while browsing Amazon I discovered a book of funny math cartoons which made a perfect, surprise, “pick-me-up” gift for my former math teacher mom.
I forgot to include a note with the package, but I assumed my parents would figure out it was from me.
I figured wrong.
Now, just for comparison’s sake, here’s the conversation my husband and I would’ve had upon the arrival of an unexpected package from Amazon:
My Husband: “I see your secret Amazon boyfriend was here again.”
Me: “I know! Someone sent us a surprise gift !”
My Husband: “Cool! Open it up and see what it is.”
But apparently, this is what went down at my parents’ house:
Dad: (calling my mom at work): “Were you expecting something from Amazon?”
Dad: “We just got a package from Amazon.”
Mom: “Well I didn’t order anything.”
Dad: “Then why did we get a package if we didn’t order anything?”
Mom: “Oh no-what if someone hacked our account so they could steal our credit card information?”
Dad: “Well no, that doesn’t make sense. Why would they have sent something to us if they were trying to steal from us?
Mom: “I’m on my lunch hour. I can come home right now and take it back to the post office. Do you think we should cancel our credit card?”
Dad: “Not yet. I guess we can wait ’til you get home to deal with it.”
I can’t swear that I captured their conversation verbatim, because by the time my mom finished recounting this story I was laughing so hard that my eardrums were bleeding, but I think I pretty much got the gist of things.
So apparently I did not only send them a fun surprise. I sent them a surprise, wrapped in the tissue paper of suspicion, tied up with a pretty, panic-inducing bow.
Do I know how to give a gift or what?
oh my goah! You should probably be glad they didn’t call the bomb squad. 🙂
Square Peg Guy says
After I finished reading this enjoyable post, AND after I decided to write my own blog post about it, it occurred to me that even if you managed to include a message, your parents still would’ve reacted the same way because the message would be on the inside!
That is hilarious, and exactly the way my parents would have reacted upon receiving a package they didn’t order. Thanks for the laugh!
This is too funny! I hope your mom talked to you before they headed to the post office…lol. Did they finally open it up and figure it out, or did you have to spell it out for her?
Flygirl Em says
I am actually laughing out loud.