Y’all do know that the purpose of the site was to send someone else some random amount of pasta love anonymously. Like a secret santa thing.
So to complain that you feel you deserved a bigger gift from an unknown sender is a bit … entitled.
If you sent one to yourself, then the “gift from an unknown sender” becomes an irk made of pasta, like Cinderella at midnight, and your tegrets in purchasing merely demonstrates the truthiness that is the essence of an IRK.
I sent pasta to a lot of folks, and in one case to a person associated with a food bank multiple times. Believe me there were hundreds of people at that food bank – volunteers and recipients – who knew what Pastadrop was.
So finally after multiple offerings and near the end of the campaign, I sent one to myself. That was the ten pounder of record.
And you are somewhat presumptive in assuming I was complaining, for I was just pointing out to @Rossome that he/she was not alone.
In my case, my shipment took weeks longer than anyone else, which on the whole was not unusual for Pitney-Bowes.
My expectation based on what I had sent to many others was a bit disappointing. However, I didn’t regret ordering it or for gifting Pastadrop to others for an instant.
@Jackinga Thanks for all of that context and background. I didn’t get any of that from your brief “That happened to me too” post in response to @Rossome posting “I only got one box and I am PISSED”.
My response was directed more to the @Rossome, so your assumption it was directed at you is rather presumptive yourself. Next time, I’ll know you’re more important than others here and that you leave out a lot of critical details in your post so you can critique my responses more constructively. Thanks!
@Jackinga@mike808@Rossome@sammydog01 I can say that right before the pastadrop stuff came into being, my sister had mentioned she couldn’t find mac and cheese or even pasta at the grocery for my niece who was only eating mac and cheese at the time. So my first drop went to her, and they got something ridiculous like 120 lbs. I sent some to my parents and other siblings, too, and they each got like 80+ lbs of pasta. I did go ahead and order one to myself, and it was almost as if they knew I was self ordering, as mine was only like 30 or 40 lbs instead. It was still quite sufficient for me. My siblings all got a huge laugh, and really appreciated having all that food when grocery stores were hit and miss on things, as they always had the option to just make pasta for dinner. They did end up donating some big bags to their local soup kitchens as well, as even a family of 4 doesn’t go through 120 lbs of pasta very quickly.
I still have not only some of the pasta, but the preposterous boxes it came in… they are sitting on the wire racks that hold extra food (and casemates wine purchases) in this house that doesn’t have a proper pantry, so I get to look at them every day.
I randomly got a box a couple weeks ago from my pasta drops. I was always hoping one of the pasta drops would be gluten free pasta. All the pasta I bought went to my kids who really appreciated the free food.
I’m using 40 pounds of pasta (20 Penne and 20 Linguini) this Saturday. I donated to the food tent for our camp’s annual festival. Some nice folks will prepare and serve along with tons of other food. Proceeds will benefit our camp’s community center. Thanks PastaDrop!