This last time my parents did this, my dad decided to send Emily some rocks. Emily LOVES rocks, we have them all over the house, in my sink, on the floor, on the counter tops... in her room in drawers and on her night stand and on her head board. They are everywhere! Robert often will step on one or trip over one and say, "Those stupid rocks! They need to go outside!"
So the mail comes, Lindsey has a letter, Lauren has one, Amber has one but none for Emily. I tell Emily that I am sure hers is coming soon and just to wait a day. (This has happened before with Lindsey's and normally it just arrives a day late.) I talk to my parents, and find out about the rocks they sent. I don't tell Emily about the rocks and we wait a few days waiting for the rocks that Emily will totally love.
They mail it on May 5th, it was priority so it should have been 2 to 3 days max. When I would talk to my parents and tell them it hadn't gotten there, I just kept thinking it will be here tomorrow. I wait the whole week with nothing. I think Emily might have even forgotten about her letter that never came.
The box is wrapped in plastic with a "We are sorry that you didn't get the contents of your package" type of letter printed on the plastic package now wrapped around the box. It has a stamp that says "received unsealed and no contents in Salt Lake City" on the front of the box. It is obvious that there has been some sort of water damage to it, which would have made it open and dumping out the rocks.
Emily did receive the letters, which I was going to take a picture of, but she has put them away in her stash of stuff already, but they are all hard and crusty and water damaged as well. I did manage to open them and she was able to read them. Unfortunately, no rocks came though. My parents spent nearly $5 on a box of rocks that never completely arrive. Poor Emily! And then I keep wondering, WHO has her rocks now? Unbelievable!!