Pandora

@sallypup (30065)
Moses Lake, Washington
July 25, 2016 11:42am CST
I settle into my chair, stare at the screen. For only a few bucks I can have a beauty box sent to me. Each and every month. When I was a girl most of the horses in the story books were called Beauty. Will a horse appear in my mailbox in maybe two weeks? Will she be content there or will she kick and scream and bite the mail woman? Or maybe the company that sells the womanly stuff assumes that my ego is so low that I can't find a scrap of beauty without them? Very like Pandora's box: who knows what would pop out of my mail box or the UPS van if I were to send them green backs?
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@marguicha (106195)
• Chile
25 Jul 16
There is such a Pandora box here too. I was stupid enough as to buy once some leggins that were supposed to keep my tummy tucked in. One size fits all. One size didn´t fit at all. There they are. My daughters don´t like them. But now they send me their mermaid songs via email offering me machines that will help me fit into those slender thingies. Better not open the Pandora box. Hope is not enough.
@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@marguicha That's terrible and I am sorry. A disaster! Is there a homeless shelter that you could donate the tights to?
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@marguicha (106195)
• Chile
25 Jul 16
@sallypup I should do that. One of the thing I am planning to do now is to give away the rest of my mother´s clothes and some of mine.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@marguicha I HATE spandex type clothes. Sure not going on this body that I live with daily. Give those tights away. You will be free!!
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jul 16
lol, we used to have a subscription box, it was kinda fun, like getting gifts in the mail each month, we cancelled it though, needed to be better with our monies
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt Your comment reminds me of all the sample boxes that supposedly don't cost. I've yet to find one that didn't want something from me.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Jul 16
@sallypup crowdtap, those samples are free, all they want is you to review them and finish a mission online, no costs for you.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt I tried that site and hated it. I could not make them happy.
@Corbin5 (122951)
• United States
25 Jul 16
Quite an adventure in beauty for a few bucks a month!!! Hope a horse appears at your door wih the mail person riding him since the horse will hate being stuffed in the mailbox.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@Corbin5 Thank you very much for the hilarious picture that you put in my mind.
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@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
So are you going to buy these Pandora boxes? Send them green backs?
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul 16
@judyEv I love your question. The answer is no. And your question reminds me of my 94 yr old Mom. She will not go out of the house without "putting her face on." Imagine not having a face at night when there is no make up on.
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@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
@sallypup We talk about 'putting on our face' when we go out. I don't use make-up much at all so most beauty products would be wasted on me.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul 16
@JudyEv Me either on the make up. My Mom is very old school on make up and such.
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@skysnap (18242)
25 Jul 16
I think pandora's box means releasing all sort of trouble.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
It does. @skysnap If the Beauty box were to arrive on my doorstep who knows what would pop out?
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@skysnap (18242)
25 Jul 16
@sallypup haha cool.
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@nomus24g (25478)
• India
25 Jul 16
the analogy of "Pandora's box" is incorrect...it is generally meant for unknown trouble, but here you wanted some surprise, isnt it?
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@nomus24g Hello and thank you for the comment. I meant trouble- who knows what would be in that beauty box?? Surprise and maybe a horse and disaster.
@nomus24g (25478)
• India
25 Jul 16
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@DianneN (91965)
• United States
26 Jul 16
You are wise not to fall for that cr*p' horse or no horse!
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul 16
@DianneN But Dianne I wanted more horse patootie for my compost pile.
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@Stitch95 (191)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 16
I mean, a doubt a horse would be in the box. How would they get the poor thing in there in the first place? How big is this box? For that matter, how bit is your malbox that you'd be able to fit a horse in there? :') But on a more serious note, those kinds of boxes generally include bad quality stuff if they're 'mystery boxes' that have no description. If it's a service that says "this box will include x out of the y options" then that's a little better, because you know what you MIGHT get, but it still lets you have that little bit of a surprise
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jul 16
@Stitch95 I was not in the mood to write a serious piece on the weather or my breakfast or my health so Pandora's horse popped out. You are correct: the horse would have cause to call the sheriff on me if I were to attempt to stick him or her in my little mailbox.
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
Hmmm, their idea of beauty should be spelled out.
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I'm not much for cosmetics either. I wouldn't mind one of the geek boxes that has all kinds of anime and comic book memorabilia in them. But I don't need more useless stuff.