One year, on my birthday, I was at work and I kept getting phone calls all day from area codes from places I didn't know from people I didn't know. I put my phone on silent and put it in my locker, and when I got done with work, I had 167 or so messages. All from people I didn't know all wishing me a happy birthday. Not many of them were just straight up "Happy Birthday", they were things like
"Hey, saw your name and number on the bathroom stall, just wanted to wish you a happy birthday."
"I saw a billboard that reminded me of you. Happy Birthday"
"I was just thinking of you, haven't seen you in a while, Happy Birthday"
A lot of really funny, silly messages. And I couldn't figure it out. Finally, my brother spilled the beans that he'd gotten his friends at school and others he saw on his campus to call me and wish me happy birthday. It was really fun and funny. That was a great idea.
Yesterday a package came in the mail. It was just addressed to Amanda. No last name. I didn't recognize the return address. I was a little nervous opening it, it was a personal looking return address sticker, it was wrapped in brown paper and then in a box. I panicked a little... is this a bomb? Is this Anthrax? Then I remembered that not only did I NOT work for the government or military, I am not a very important person.
Inside was a Pez dispenser.
Today, I got another package with a hand written return address. I didn't recognize it and, again, it was addressed just to my first name. Fragile was written all over it. I figured maybe it was something made of glass or I don't know. I had no idea what it could be. I opened it and inside were two pez dispensers. A Mickey Mouse and a Donald Duck.
What the heck is going on here? Needless to say, I am a little confused.
I called my brother to see if he was responsible for this and he seemed surprised and said that he wished he was, it was a good idea. So, I don't know if he is just a good liar, or if he really isn't responsible for this weird set of packages. I am certainly curious to see if there are more coming.
I am even more excited to find out who, what , when, why, how....
It is giving me a good laugh though. I very much enjoy the random and quirky.