The FamPosted: October 12, 2011
My family’s the coolest. For reals. Here’s an example of how:
As I was packing, my mom kept adding gift-wrapped packages to my suitcases. There were only a few at first. And I finished packing, weighed my suitcase (49 pounds. BAM.), and left it sitting there for a day before I had to leave. By the time it got to the airport to be weighed, it topped out at 54 pounds! Noooo! How did that happen? But I pushed it aside and shoved more things into my already-bursting backpack than was convenient, comfortable, or fun at all, but I’m a Rice, which means that I will always pick cheap over convenient. And there you have it.
Well, where did the mysterious 5 pounds come from, you ask? As I was unpacking, I found these:
So many packages and a bag of letters! and I still couldn’t open them. Mom told me that she would email me when I could open each one. [Side note: please note the Keyser/Rice frugality, again. My family sent me care packages with me so they wouldn’t have to ship them to me. Brilliant!]
So I figured that they were time-triggered, like, I’d get on a month in, and on a random day, etc.
Turns out, they are event-triggered! Which is even better! We all had Freshers’ Flu earlier this week, so my mom told me “You can open the white envelope with two cat stickers on it.” And what was it but a get-well-soon card from my family! Instantly! In England!