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Effing John Lewis!!!

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CallmeAngelina · 07/12/2019 18:51

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

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

980 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
StreetwiseHercules · 07/12/2019 18:54

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

MinervaSaidThat · 07/12/2019 18:55

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

Widowodiw · 07/12/2019 18:56

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

NarNooNarNoo · 07/12/2019 18:56

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

AllergicToAMop · 07/12/2019 19:00

I am with you op!

CallmeAngelina · 07/12/2019 19:01

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.

OP posts:
ManiacalLapwing · 07/12/2019 19:06

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

Lockheart · 07/12/2019 19:06

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 · 07/12/2019 19:08

YABU to use the word "effing" though.

QueenOfTheFae · 07/12/2019 19:09

Did he request gift packaging?

StreetwiseHercules · 07/12/2019 19:09

There there.

Amanduh · 07/12/2019 19:09

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

LilQueenie · 07/12/2019 19:24

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 · 07/12/2019 19:25

What is it?

wildcherries · 07/12/2019 19:25

Did he request gift packaging?

Yeah, this.

Pipandmum · 07/12/2019 19:28

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 · 07/12/2019 19:28

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

hallohallohallo · 07/12/2019 19:29

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 · 07/12/2019 19:31

How old are you?

AnnoyingSatsumaInMyStocking · 07/12/2019 19:32

Are you always this precious?

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

Aridane · 07/12/2019 19:32

Bizarre for it not to be boxed!

A 50/50 split at the moment!

Effing John Lewis!!!
OlaEliza · 07/12/2019 19:33

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

EmmiJay · 07/12/2019 19:34

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

Leflic · 07/12/2019 19:35

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.

JasonPollack · 07/12/2019 19:36


Better now OP?

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