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My mail lady thinks I'm crazy!

This is a discussion on My mail lady thinks I'm crazy! within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Yep, she thinks I am truly crazy. Over the last two weeks I have received ...

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    Default My mail lady thinks I'm crazy!

    Yep, she thinks I am truly crazy. Over the last two weeks I have received a lot of boxes marked "orchids" or "live plants" etc -- you all know what I mean. Our society is preparing for our annual auction and all the vendor donations are coming to me -- so in addition to the plants I am sneaking in under the guise of being "donations", I truly do have bunches of boxes of orchids coming.

    Well, today was the kicker. I happened to be home on lunch, but hadn't yet gone to the front door. When the mail lady knocked, I opened the door and couldn't stop laughing. I had a huge flower box from Hawaii delivered by Fed Ex already sitting there, another good sized box of orchids from FedEx, a box with a violin delivered by UPS and a box from amazon.com, and the mail lady had 3 more big boxes full of orchids. It was just too funny! My front porch looked like a shipping depot.

    So the mail lady's curiosity had clearly gotten the better of her and she asked to see my greenhouse. So we hauled in all of the boxes and I showed her around. We ended up chatting for 30 minutes or so, and it was really enjoyable. She was a great person -- although I'm pretty sure she still thinks I am crazy! And now, I'll likely get good treatment of my orchid boxes to boot!

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    That is too funny, Sarah! So, was she an 'orchid person'? Or did you convert her into an orchid person? hehehe.... I would have loved to have seen your face and hers when she askes "So.....?" heheh...

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    That is so cool!!! I love orchid boxes!!! My mail lady (I guess) was thinking the same about me, but we have a new lady for the past couple of weeks, so... not too many questions yet...lol) Dont you just love getting all those boxes?!

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    too funny...my mail lady knows I am crazy...I live rurally so she needs to drive down a 300 ft driveway when she has a box for me.

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    that's so funny... love the idea of being a mail depot for orchids hehehe...

    my local post office won't even deliver anymore.. they gave me their ph. number and when i am expecting a plant, i just call them to let them know

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    ive never mail ordered before because i dont have a job-yet, but im looking ok!just you wait they will start arriving soon
    but the courier will probably just throw them at the doorstep, like he does with every other package!

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    Our mail lady is a male. He is wondering when we are going to have to move out to make more room for the plants. Earlier in the year it was outdoor plants. Now I have to bulk up before winter hits and I shouldn't ship any more. The problem is, I can't use the excuse of being the orchid depot. They are just all for me!!! Love the idea that you are sneaking a few in. I am going to do that this week while my mom in law is away. I am in full shopping mode this weekend.

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    Orchid Depot? Oh Man what an excuse...how do I get in on that one??? Our annual orchid show/sale is coming up here. I need to do a post about it in a week or two. Maybe i'll have to start being a little more active so I can "help out" storing orchids too. lol

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    Jonada, you can buy heat packs to go in the boxes of orchids you order...

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    That's so funny! I bet it looked like Christmas on your doorstep. I hope you converted your mail lady. Our mailman personally delivers a box to the door and rings the bell only if a good looking lady lives there. I get my boxes dumped on the porch lol!!!

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