From the files of my weird and hilarious friends…
My friend Jessica recently moved out to California, oh so far away from any of her friends and family. So she was excited to receive a giant care package in the mail from our friend Julia, who’s always been the maternal one of the group. Jessica tore excitedly into the enormous box, eager to see the baked goods and socks that she was certain Julia had lovingly placed inside (…yes, socks…it’s a thing we do).
Instead, she was startled to find herself staring into a caverous box of kettle corn. There was Ziploc freezer bag upon Ziploc freezer bag of kettle corn, layered one on top of another. There were a dozen gallon-sized bags of it in all.
Jessica thought that surely the kettle corn was a a clever and edible form of packing peanuts for something much more valuable, but alas — kettle corn was the sole occupant of the box.
That is except for the four, empty sandwich-sized Ziploc bags that Jessica found as she was stowing the giant bags of kettle corn in the cupboard. Each tiny bag had been marked “To Go” in Julia’s familiar handwriting. Jessica finally called Julia to figure out her intentions with the kettle corn.
Julia: “I just made a LOT of kettle corn the other day and figured you might want some.”
Jessica: “A whole, microwave oven box full of kettle corn?”
Julia (impatiently): “I gave you To Go bags!”
Got a kid in college? Friend overseas? I highly suggest this as a care package. It’s cheap to make AND send. And who doesn’t like To Go bags of kettle corn?