If you were sent an unsolicited bar of chocolate in the post, would you eat it?

You would? Really? Oh, OK, maybe I’m in the minority then but I wouldn’t and I haven’t and I don’t plan to.

But I do like the packaging within which said item was lurking.

And that’s the thing isn’t it, we all enjoy receiving something in the post; it makes us feel wanted, reassures us we haven’t been forgotten and that there are people out there who think about us.

So when I received a very plush, squishy and shiny blue padded envelope this morning, my curiosity was heightened. Who would go to such an extravagant length and I began to mentally go through my list of friends, which didn’t take long before anyone chips in.

I was certain it would be something quite special in there; the anticipation and excitement is often the highlight of receiving such surprise packages and I envisaged a long forgotten photo someone had come across that would become very dear to me or a special keepsake from a close and loving relative or perhaps I had won a prize, but this was the least likely answer as I haven’t entered any competitions.

I just couldn’t think who could have sent it or why.

So I opened it and peeked inside.

It looked like an invitation; an A5 sized card along with something more bulky.

So I tipped the contents out onto the table.

Which is when I discovered the bar of chocolate.


And the piece of card I thought was an invitation to some swanky affair requiring me to invest in a stunning evening outfit was in fact a promo card inviting me to

“Take a load off and grab a few minutes’ break with a bar of chocolate and our game #RunTheNet”


But the main purpose of the card was not to entreat me to attend some lavish affair but to persuade me to use HeartInternet as my web host.


To say it was anticlimactic would be an understatement; no heart warming family memento, no heartfelt outpouring from a loved one, not even an invite to a party. Just a bar of chocolate that I won’t be eating and a sales pitch I won’t be buying.

But hey! I have a very attractive plush blue padded envelope I can reuse; maybe I’ll find a special token of affection and send it to someone I know to remind them they are being thought about…I might even enclose a bar of chocolate!


About Sophia Moseley

Freelance Copywriter, Feature Writer and Author. Looking for that illusive job that every working mother craves but surviving, just, on what I can find. My writing and poetry keeps my sane. Watch this space.
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