Last week we ordered a copy of Macromedia Contribute 3 for a staff member. When it arrived, I put the box on his desk — in his overladen inbox actually. I walked away, and distinctly heard it slide out of the inbox and onto his desk true. He wasn’t in till Monday.
Today I asked him if he saw the software box on his desk — he hadn’t seen it. I told him it was a big white box. I got concerned that it might have fallen into his rubbish bin when it fell from the inbox — his desk wasn’t exactly tidy.
So we got concerned, and went and checked the rubbish bags downstairs. Luckily, we don’t actually have a dumpster, and there were only 5 rubbish bags, and 4 of them were translucent. Without committing to gutting each of the bags, sorting through the garbage, and repackaging it all, we assessed each of the bags unobtrusively, and lo, the box was located! Luckily, the bag was tied loosely, so we could retrieve said software from the bag quickly and efficiently.
The box had a few surface stains on it, and smelled a little like garbage.
“It’s just a little slimy. It’s still good, it’s still good!”
And the moral of the story is: Don’t have your waste paper basket “downhill” from your inbox…
Now excuse me… I have to go wash my hands… 😉