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Effing John Lewis!!!

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CallmeAngelina Sat 07-Dec-19 18:51:04

DH ordered me a surprise present from John Lewis.
It was just delivered - wrapped in thin plastic, visible for the whole world to see. No box. WHY??????
Surprise ruined!!
angry angry angry

StreetwiseHercules Sat 07-Dec-19 18:54:41

If you are an adult you really don’t need “surprises”. Get in with your day.

MinervaSaidThat Sat 07-Dec-19 18:55:07

If you know it's for you then how much of a surprise can it be?

Widowodiw Sat 07-Dec-19 18:56:06

Perhaps because retailers are under immense pressures from customers, government and shareholders to reduce the amount of packaging that they use.

NarNooNarNoo Sat 07-Dec-19 18:56:54

Can't get worked up about this for adults; now for the kids potentially seeing FC presents being delivered...

AllergicToAMop Sat 07-Dec-19 19:00:53

I am with you op!

CallmeAngelina Sat 07-Dec-19 19:01:02

Are you lot serious?!

And what miserable Grinches think about surprises is actually beside the point. I do like them, and dh knows it, and went to great lengths to source something he knew I wouldn't expect or guess.

And apart from anything else, it could easily have been damaged in transit without a box.

ManiacalLapwing Sat 07-Dec-19 19:06:48

I think it's unreasonable to expect a box but I would expect an opaque plastic bag.

Lockheart Sat 07-Dec-19 19:06:50

YABVU. You can't be serious.

Firstly it's not John Lewis' job to organise the surprise, it's your DHs, so I don't know why your problem is with them.

Secondly you already knew it was for you, and you get the gift either way, the end result is exactly the same.

A lot of drama over not a lot IMO.

Swisskit Sat 07-Dec-19 19:08:34

YABU to use the word "effing" though.

QueenOfTheFae Sat 07-Dec-19 19:09:25

Did he request gift packaging?

StreetwiseHercules Sat 07-Dec-19 19:09:29

There there.

Amanduh Sat 07-Dec-19 19:09:53

Because JL aren’t a surprise gift company..?

LilQueenie Sat 07-Dec-19 19:24:13

I would have expected a box. At least it would have been protected via transit. If they want to reduce waste they would not be using plastic as its the biggest problem.

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-19 19:25:13

What is it?

wildcherries Sat 07-Dec-19 19:25:19

Did he request gift packaging?

Yeah, this.

Pipandmum Sat 07-Dec-19 19:28:13

Ordered a lego set for my daughter and it came just on it's own with label stuck to it. Dented and crushed in the corner too.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 07-Dec-19 19:28:19

Sounds like it’s come from the supplier, John Lewis always put my stuff in grey bags.

hallohallohallo Sat 07-Dec-19 19:29:16

Widowodiw Sat 07-Dec-19 18:56:06 Perhaps because retailers are under immense pressures from customers, government and shareholders to reduce the amount of packaging that they use.

I think this sums up what happened quite well OP. I'm not sure why JL used clear packaging though.

Alsohuman Sat 07-Dec-19 19:31:53

How old are you?

AnnoyingSatsumaInMyStocking Sat 07-Dec-19 19:32:07

Are you always this precious?

And “went to great lengths to source something” ? Er, no he ordered online from JL, not exactly taxing.

Aridane Sat 07-Dec-19 19:32:11

Bizarre for it not to be boxed!

A 50/50 split at the moment!

OlaEliza Sat 07-Dec-19 19:33:09

Yanbu op. It should have at least come in an opaque bag.

EmmiJay Sat 07-Dec-19 19:34:21

Yeah, no. That would piss me off too tbh. But yay? He got you something fgrin

Leflic Sat 07-Dec-19 19:35:40

What clear packaging is environmentally friendly? I’m not sure home delivery for one off packages is better either.
It’s not unreasonable to expect stuff delivered in brown cheap cardboard. The plus is that presents are a surprise.

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