Today I went to the post office to mail a package to one of my coaching clients. I used one of those "if it fits, it ships" small boxes that they provide you. Well, I put that box to the test and stuffed it as full as possible while still being able to seal the ends together...with quite a bit of tape. There was a part of the box sticking out in the middle and the post office gentleman proceeded to ask if it was perishable, liquid, hazardous, etc. I replied, "Oh, it's okay. That part sticking out is just a bath bomb." Well, he then looks at me quite alarmingly and has me repeat what I said. I quickly realized I should have called it a "bath fizzy" or something else (anything else, really) instead of "bomb." Because apparently, the post office is not in the business of shipping bombs. Which totally makes sense and I agree with that rule 100%.
So I ended up explaining what a bath bomb/fizzy was and it seemed that we were good to go. I did have to open it up and show him what I meant which then required re-packing (more like stuffing/shoving) everything back up into the teeny box. It was a bit embarrassing to say the least.
So, lesson for today: If you are shipping Bath Bombs, please refer to them as Bath Fizzies to avoid any confusion!
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