Sunday, January 29, 2012

Egg Shipment

When was the last time you received eggs via the U.S. Postal Service?  I doubt you ever did, but today I discovered something that suggests that could have happened.

This is a metal box with two openings in the top.

One opening displays the address and the return address that says New York.

The other opening designates where to put the stamps although there are stamps at the top of the address label.  S. Kricker didn't read the directions.

Turned around you can see it says FRAGILE.  No kidding!  Maybe if the eggs were hard boiled they would stand a better chance with today's postal service.

The container also tells you just how many eggs to expect.

I want to point out this case has a little slide lock to keep the case closed.  Easily opened to see if there was anything liquid, flammable or potentially hazardess inside.

I had no idea what to expect when I opened the box....perhaps scrambled eggs?

I lifted the cardboard and to my surprise I saw this wonderful divided egg holder.

The individual egg containers are each hooked to each other in each row so the entire row can be lifted out in one piece.
This was a new one on me and I grew up in farm country, although not on a farm.  But we did buy our eggs from a neighbor down the road who raised chickens and I have gathered eggs in their hen house.  That doesn't mean I know much about the egg business but I sure don't know anything about sending eggs through the mail.  If someone reading this does, I'd like to hear from you.

Does it sound like I was smitten with this discovery?  Well, yes, I was.  I walked around the store with it for awhile trying to convince myself I had a reason to have it.  Finally my friend reminded me that Easter is coming soon.  That sounded like a good reason to slap my credit card on counter.  Don't ask me why.  I just needed a reason to buy it and like a good friend does, she gave me a reason.

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