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Pet Please #1: The Box That Smiles

January 19, 2009

A friend of mine and frequent commenter, Bob, suggested to me today that I balance out the pet peeves I discuss on the blog with occasional mentions of life’s little pleasures and surprises. He has a point–if you look at the list of tags on the right side of the screen, newly sorted by frequency instead of alphabetically, you’ll see that I have 15 tagged posts about pet peeves. I complain and criticize a lot, sure, but I also like to think that I notice some of the idiosyncrasies that make life so amazing.

Problem is, there’s no antonym for “pet peeve.” Thus, I’m coining a new term: a pet please. A pet please is a little joy in life, a little pleasure. Pet please entries will be short and sweet, because they’re better experienced than read about.
Thus, without further adieu:
Pet Please #1: The Box That Smiles

Coming home to a loving pet or significant other is a great joy. But perhaps even greater is being greeted at the door not by a person or a cat, but rather by an unexpected Amazon.com package. There’s something so purely happy about the Amazon box–that simple smile on the side, the unmarked packaging hiding the mystery of the contents. It’s a corrugated treasure chest, delivered right to your door. Nothing beats that.
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