Guys and Girls, Ladies and Gents, if you sell from home, beware of sending goods to customers if you smoke where they are stored or made. Believe me, even former smokers as myself (I quit over ten years ago) can smell the stale cigarette odor immediately when the package is opened. Consider keeping your sellables in an area that is smoke free. (Yepper, it's a bit of a pet peeve of mine now. P-U. Heeee)
Back story to the above; yesterday is three times I have gotten a package in the mail that almost suffocated me when I opened it. They have all looked wonderfully done up inside. The products were impeccable as was the packing but the smell was so overpowering I had to set them outside for a while to air. Oh that reminds me, my "check engine" light came on a few weeks ago so I had to take it in for the computer chip to be read. Close to $400.00 later I got the car. It was test driven first and man, when I got into the car, I assumed the person who had test driven it smoked in the car. The smell was nasty, and stayed despite my best efforts with the windows down all the way home in frigid weather. I have sprayed and sprayed Febreze in it and now, it is OK.
I called the Garage to request they not do that. He said it was that they smoke in the bays while working on the cars and one window is always down in the event of an accidental lock out. Then they can get in as the keys are in the ignition. He said no one drove with a cigarette but it may have gotten more than a dose there in the bay. He said they may have to rethink how they do things in that regard.
I was nice about it. I just requested they not smoke in the car again and I did it very nicely. That is when he said it was in the bay that it likely happened.
Well, just saying'. And those who have known me for years know I never have said anything bad about smoking and smokers. I used to do it myself. Just saying the stale smell will assail the customer when the customer opens the box.
ALL that to blogging friends who wouldn't do that. In other words, I am venting. And how, xoxox