The Case of the Suspicious White Powder

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Several months ago at work I met with a safety shoe vendor who wants our safety shoe business. I really liked the company because they were a family-owned business and have been around for a long time, so I knew if I had billing issues they weren’t going anywhere.

Anyway, I got to talking to them about these callouses I have on the bottom of my feet from years of running. They are smack dab in the middle of my forefoot, in the exact same place on both feet. So Adam, the owner, said he had just the product for me, and he said he would send it to me in the mail.

Two weeks later I received a call from the Chief of Security for the company I work for. It seems there was a small, suspicious looking box with white powder all over it sitting on top of the UPS boxes that had been delivered, and the person receiving the UPS packages does not remember this being one of them. They could see that the box was addressed to me but could not tell who it was from.

So the Chief asked me if I was expecting a delivery of any suspicious, white powder from anyone. “Why no,” I replied. “I am not expecting a delivery of a suspicious white powder from anyone, but thanks for asking.”

Apparently the entire security team then donned their haz-mat suits, including masks and gloves, and investigated this suspicious white powder and determined that it was not, in fact, hazardous material. So the box was then opened, the contents pulled out and delivered to me. Here is how it arrived:

 Foot Bath2

So now the mystery has been solved. The suspicious white powder is indeed, Brown’s Original Medicated Foot Bath. Guaranteed to soften and soothe corns, callouses and bunions (bunions, oh, I have those too…yippee, maybe this will cure those too). Guaranteed, or what, my money back?  I can see that happening.

What about you? What is the strangest thing you’ve ever received in the mail? I want to know!

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6 comments on… “The Case of the Suspicious White Powder”

  1. OMG! That is so funny! I really got a belly laugh Suz! That’s for that. I don’t recall any strange packages. Except the time I couldn’t recall ordering anything near Christmas time when a box arrived so to keep MY potential surprise safe I had my daughter peek at it. Of course, it was a monogrammed jewelry box ordered…yes, by me…yes, for her!

  2. Suspicious white powder turns out to be a foot soak? Curious. Don’t let the Mexican mafia know about this product, because for sure they’ll start repackaging their white powder and shipping if across the border to unsuspecting runners everywhere.

    Great post, Suzanne. Very funny.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  3. In reading your article about the misterious foot powder, I would like to have you use the product for your feet. IT REALLY DOES WORK AND WE DO GURARANTEE OUR PRODUCTS, and perhaps the gentleman that sent you the product really believes in our products. I would like to know the name of the man and company who sent you the product so I could thank him. As the can states, it will give relief of sore bunions and if your bunions are sore as you state they are, you will sincerely thank the gentleman for sending you our product. It does work and have been on the market since 1943….Thank You, Richard Woods, owner foot Aid Laboratory- Browns Original Medicated foot Bath and Duster ph 916 478 2553

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