7 Things More Fun Than Dealing With a Stolen Package
Do you ever get the feeling there should be an adult available to deal with a sticky situation? And then you remember … you are the adult. Just kind of sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?
Whether it’s paying bills, sitting on hold for customer service or dealing with a stolen package, somehow you’ve become the person who is responsible for taking care of it.
It’s not fun. And stolen packages are particularly not fun because you wind up doing a bunch of adulty things just to get them resolved. You’ve done the research online, you’ve bought and paid for things, and now you have to sit on hold with a customer service rep to plead your case that your box is really nowhere to be found.
It takes so much time. And even once you get a replacement shipped, you wind up waiting again, now with the added bonus of anxiety that this package will get stolen too.
Wouldn’t you rather be doing literally anything other than dealing with a stolen package? We sure would.
Here are our seven favorite things that are more fun than dealing with a stolen package.
1. Toy Voyaging
Okay, this is seriously so fun. Do you remember Travelocity’s roaming gnome? It’s like that except it’s your toy on an epic adventure around the world, meeting new people and sending you details of its adventures.
Sounds fun, no?
But wait, it gets funner! Not only do you send your toy off to new locations, but you can also host other people’s toys, too. Bring someone’s stuffed bunny to the zoo. Take a rubber ducky to watch the sunset. Log their adventures and make connections across the globe.
2. Chess Boxing
No, seriously, this is a thing, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Players alternate between rounds of chess and boxing. Try and think three moves ahead when you’ve been taking shots to the head for six minutes. It’s like an intellectual fight club. Brains and brawn, and only the brainiest and brawniest will come out victorious.
3. Start a TikTok
Yeah yeah, it’s for the youths, but this highly addictive micro-video platform will keep you scrolling or filming for hours. Whether you and a friend learn the latest dance craze, you lip-sync to John Mulaney or you record your dog being his beautiful derpy self for the world to see, there’s a TikTok community just waiting for you.
4. Join a Crochet of the Month Club
Maybe you learned to crochet in college and then stopped when those adult responsibilities took control of your life. Or your grandmother crocheted and you swore you’d learn someday. No matter why you want to learn (or relearn), services will send you instructions and wool every month, and at the end of the year, you have a blanket.
Not into crochet? There are all sorts of ‘craft of the month’ clubs you can join. Knitting, stamping, papercrafts: If you can make it, someone’s got a club that will send stuff for you to either make or shove into the back of the closet where it will haunt you forever.
5. Ghost Hunting
Speaking of haunting, if you live…well…anywhere, chances are there’s a ghost hunting community that you can be a part of. Not a joiner? No problem. The magic of the internet means you can do your own research about the local legends and spooky stories that give every town a little character.
Pack up some friends, a few flashlights, a Go Pro or maybe a motion-activated trail cam, and spend your nights looking for the spirits of pissed off Victorian children, spurned women or the prison guard who disappeared under mysterious circumstances and seeks his revenge to this day.
6. Go Cheese Rolling
If you’ve seen the Netflix show We Are the Champions then you know about cheese rolling. This is not for the faint of heart…or the brittle of bone. Every year in Gloucester, England, locals and visitors alike chase a wheel of Double Gloucester cheese down a hill.
The eight-pound cheese tumbles down a 100-yard hill and can reach speeds of 80 miles an hour. The first person to the bottom of the hill — regardless of how many bones they’ve broken — wins the cheese.
For the thrill-seekers out there, this is probably a thrill you didn’t even know existed.
7. Meme Painting
Yeah okay, we all know the gifs with the guy tapping his forehead because he’s smart. Or the picture of the guy checking out the other girl while holding his girlfriend’s hand. We’ve used them, changed them. We’ve turned a cartoon llama’s face into a cautionary tale about the perils of editing your novel or used Ben Affleck’s haggard face to illustrate the moment we realized we’d made a terrible decision.
But memes are ephemeral. They only last as far back as you want to scroll on the timeline.
People actually paint memes. It’s a perfect pop culture monument to the way we communicate today. Turn it into a gallery, or get them made into notecards to sell on your Etsy shop. Sell them at the farmer’s market. The possibilities are endless!
What Would You Rather Do?
Truthfully, almost anything short of dealing with toenail fungus is more fun than dealing with a stolen package box. Whether you’re crafty, sporty, introverted or extroverted, there are a million and one ways to better use your time.
To get that time back, you need to protect your packages before thieves can strike, and the best way to do that is with a secure package locker like the Package Protector. Whether you choose a model that can be built into your home’s exterior or a standalone pedestal-mounted model, the Package Protector keeps your packages safe until you can get home from your model airplane expo.
For help choosing the right Package Protector for your home, contact us today.
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