'What is it?' I ask him. 'You sure it is for me', 'It looks like a pet carrier', 'There is not an animal in there? Is there?'. The poor chap could hardly get a word in as I bombarded him with these questions.
So I stand there dithering, not wanting to take the box off him and refusing to sign as I worry that some weirdo has got my address and sent me an animal. What is it? I do not want any animals? I try and peek in through the air holes and yes there appears to be straw in there. Just as I tell him he has to take it back, I won't accept it, he points out that the straw is poking out the bottom on his side and that it is iridescent pink.... oh OK, I don't think they use coloured straw for real animals.
My logic kicks in about the same time and I realise that if a pet is being sent the courier company would have to know about it. There must be laws that cover this sort of thing and appropriate paperwork.
So I sign for the parcel and head to the kitchen where I very tentatively open the box, you know just in case a giant tarantula comes and jumps out at me!
I was safe though, no creepy crawlies and not even a mouse! I must say that when I saw what was in the box I laughed my socks off. I am not sure if Jen the PR was being clever and purposely choose a pet carrier box or if it was the only box available but this is what greeted me.
A bottle of the new Persil and Comfort two in one small and mighty washing liquid! The product that I told Jen I did not really have time to blog about right now, but I would do a tweet or FB mention if I really liked it. Well, I do really like it! It is completely divine and now as a consequence my bedroom smells divine too. The perfume does seem to last a very long time and as I like it I do not mind that at all - it is so fresh. I have done about 12 washes since I received it and I have hardly even made a dent in the bottle, so it does go a very long way too. Not much else I can say about washing liquid, it does the job well, makes the clothes soft, makes them smell fab and lasts a long time - it's an all rounder!
I also received a small plush bunny which is super soft, I suppose this may have been the purpose of the pet carrier box! I believe the actual logic of including this toy is that Persil have tested their new 2 in 1 product washing soft toys and in the tests the toys come out softer when continuously washed with Persil 2 in 1 with comfort than the current leading brand.
So there you go PR's that is a little insider knowledge. If you want me to blog about something, you just have to make me laugh! I so need a good chuckle every now and then. Thank you Jen at GolinHarris - you did good!
Do I really need to put a disclaimer on this? As declared I received a bottle of washing liquid and a cuddly toy. I was not instructed what to write and I remain honest.