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I peered into the box: What – is – this? I hadn’t ordered anything, how very odd. I peered at the address label, Chrysler Museum of Art? Virginia? Suddenly a light came on. Colleen! My dear old friend and former roommate Colleen. Perhaps it was a late Birthday present? An art poster? Something related to my curriculum that she spotted? Yes that must be it. She probably saw something in the gift store at the museum where she works.
I began to pull bubble wrap out of the thin brown box. Pop now? I squeezed one bubble until I heard the satisfying explosion. No, I’ll save that…I must see what’s in this box. I pulled it out and held it up dangling by the white string looped through the top. What the….?
It’s a robot. It’s a chalkboard. It’s a chalkboard robot. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. That crazy girl. Then I noticed the postcard taped to the packaging.
I did need it, I just didn’t know it until now.