Halloween package from momPosted October 30th, 2007 by Chris
My mother is a nurse practitioner, and often when I get birthday and Christmas packages, they are shipped in boxes that previously contained medical supplies. This has an initial effect of disappointment, because unlike pretty much anything from Amazon or Tiger Direct, I don't get particularly excited about 10 pounds of highly absorbent gauze.
This year, for the annual Halloween package that inevitably guarantees 3 days of relentless sugar hangovers, the words on the recycled cardboard box startled me at first. When I saw the return address indeed matched that of my mother's, I relaxed, knowing a serious candy binge was imminent.
A couple days later, I looked at the box again, and I became aware of a peculiar irony. Check it out: