You've got mail
Sometimes getting a package in the mail can be one of the most exciting things to experience.
It’s one thing when it’s something that you ordered and you’ve been waiting to receive for days, but when it’s something that is a complete surprise it’s so much better… or is it? These Reddit users share some of the strangest, funniest, and wackiest things that they’ve received in the mail over the years, and some of them are certainly surprising.
Dollar dollar bills y’all
A dollar bill.
I was at a roadside welcome center somewhere in the Midwest many years ago. There was a soda machine and a locked wooden box next to it that said to write a note with your address in case the machine ate your money.
As a joke my friend wrote, “Put dollar in machine. Flames came shooting out of machine and burned my face severely,” and wrote my name and address.
Six months later, maybe more, I received in the mail an envelope with an official return address on it from whatever state we had been in (this was like 20 years ago or more) with a crumpled up dollar bill and a handwritten note that said, “sorry about your face.” (captain2man)
The Traveling Skirts
I once ordered a skirt from eBay from one of those Chinese sellers. It came in the mail shortly. Then again… And again. After a month I had five identical skirts and they kept coming. I emailed the seller, got no response, but at some point it stopped. I think I ended up getting 8 or 9 of them in separate packages. (barhanita)
When I was in college I was friends with the old lady who ran the front desk of my dormitory. When I went home for Christmas at the end of the term I received a lumpy brown paper wrapped package. She’d made a plate of brownies (stacked neatly on a normal ceramic plate), wrapped the whole thing in brown paper, put my home address on it and mailed it.
They were delicious. (FedoraFugitive)