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“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

A Moment in My Life – Monday, October 12, 2020

‘Mama Always Said, Life Was Like a Box of Chocolates. You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get’ is more accurate than the author Eric Roth realized when he wrote everybody’s favorite Forrest Gump. Time and time again, this quote has rung true. This Saturday, I received this unsolicited package in the mail with no return address label on it and addressed to Mark Davis, my late husband of almost two years. Inside contained a pair of earplugs with no note but with a deep sense of bizarro all over it. 

It made no sense to me why someone would bother with the expense of this act. It cost money for the envelope, the label, and $3.80 for the postage. What purpose does this act serve? I could see if this were a spam solicitation for a donation or something. It makes no sense to send it for no reason. I checked the postmark, 9/28/20, which canceled the possibility of being lost in the mail until now. It could be that the person preparing the envelope was a newbie and forgot to place the paperwork inside the envelope before sealing. That could very well be a possibility. I don’t know. 

Not knowing what else to do, I posted a photo of this package on Facebook. Maybe someone might know something that’s been going around. It turned out from the responses I got; everybody thought the same thing I did, weird

Like the box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. From the responses that I got on Facebook, this quote continued to ring true. Aside from all the “weird” affirmations, I got a colorful comment that threw me for an exciting loop. I honestly thought that someone had a real answer for my plight when Wizard commented, “That’s a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot package.” 

I waited eagerly for his answer to my question, “Meaning?” 

Only to have Iggy wise me up with her answer, “Lol, a wtf package.” Ahh, yes, LOL, I got it now. I laughed so hard. That, I understand. LOL. I so did not see that coming! Hilarious, right? 

That’s the beauty of having an array of friends to add a splash of color to one’s day. Alas, I still have no answers as to why someone sent this package, especially to Mark. Although extremely weird, it was harmless. Thank God for that. 

This incident was an interesting experience where I learned a bit about how people think in a strange situation. Though, I have to say that the most alarming response that I got was when someone asked me, “You ordered earplugs?” Seriously? Someone would think that I’d do such a thing? Reading between the lines, I didn’t know whether to laugh or be shocked that she would think that I would order earplugs for Mark! Why would I do that? I hate to surprise her, but I’m way too logical and practical a person to do something as silly as that. In the end, I laughed it off. You honestly never know what you’re going to get in life, but I learned what a whiskey tango foxtrot is. LOL.

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