Do you want to keep this box?
I gave him the look that had only previously been used when I learned that he had discarded the lids to my stash of cool whip containers.
The only reason he asks now has to do with a very traumatic event (for him) which happened last year. I had been saving “good” cardboard boxes in a corner of the basement to put “for thrift store” items in. Lo and freeking behold, when I went to the basement to retrieve a box, the basement was empty of boxes…..WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHY DO YOU THINK I SAVED THOSE BOXES ONE INSIDE THE OTHER?
We used to live in an A frame house that he built. Along both sides there were cubby holes and in one little corner, I had hoarded many, many, many Christmas present boxes. The next two house to house moves we made, that collection dwindled. I still feel the loss. The feeling that all is well with the world when I would see my stack of department store boxes which had been dutifully handed out by clerks from the stash behind the checkout counter during Christmas shopping season.
Because of my love for stacks of empty boxes, I giggled with satisfaction when this meme showed up on my Facebook wall last week.
Box people unite…I love you, I would be so “in” to be invited to a cardboard box Facebook group.
Until next time….