We can’t imagine how difficult it must be to box up packages in an online fulfillment warehouse, working with time constraints to find the best container for an unfathomable variety of products. Yet sometimes the packaging choices themselves are unfathomable, and that’s when we point out that the Stupid Shipping Gang has been at work. Stephen sent along this photo of his cat toy packaged in a comically oversized box.
This is an understandable case: feathers on sticks must be hard to package, especially if the customer hasn’t ordered anything else. Of course, this is Consumerist, where cats are an unofficial part of our editorial mission. “Does your cat enjoy boxes? The box itself could be seen as a giant cat toy,” we wrote back to Stephen.
This hadn’t occurred to him. “I never even thought of that,” he wrote back, “so basically I received two toys for the price of one. Sweet!”
Amazon was just being inadvertently helpful, that’s all. Assuming that his cat likes boxes.