Are these red wriggler worms in my mailbox?

Written by Matthew on January 9th, 2011

So I received a phone call the other day and the voice on the other end says, “Hello, my name is [John Doe] and I received a box in the mail, which I wasn’t expecting, but even more surprisingly the box promised, ‘Live Worms Inside.’ Curiously I opened the box to see if this could possibly be true. Upon opening the box I found a white bag, which I now presume to wriggler worms, and an information sheet with your phone number. Upon seeing this phone number, I called you to ask, why have I this box of worms?”

So I answered him by asking for the order number and proceeded to look up the info. I explained to him that the order was paid for by Mr. So-and-so, but he did not remember the name I gave him, so I gave him the billing phone number. After that I he said, “OK thanks,” and that was the end of the conversation.

About a half-hour later he called back. He explained, “OK I remember the fellow who sent me the worms now, he was a friend of my sons and he had come over and ate supper here one evening and sent the worms as a thank you gift for the hospitality. He saw my compost pile and knew that I liked gardening and composting so he saw the worms for sale on the internet and had them sent to me.” Well the mysterious box of worms was now explained and the fellow used them in his compost pile.

Interestingly enough I have had this happen one other time when an individual bought some worms for his neighbor. So I guess if you are wanting to get someone a gift they will never forget, just get’ em some worms. It will make quite a stir.


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