The Things You Learn While Opening Boxes

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One of the most surprising aspects of my nighttime job filling shelves, is the things I see as I open and unload cartons and boxes of supermarket fodder. Every now and then I learn something and then sometimes I see a thing that makes me laugh out aloud.

Guffaw even!

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Only two or three people in the life-cycle of this carton, will see this message.

Only two or three people in the life-cycle of this carton, will see this message.

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I mean how would  you react if you open a box and saw this for the first time?
Wouldn’t you have a chuckle as well?!?

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Someone with a sense of humour designed this carton!

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One night I came across this ‘imaginative’ spelling. What’s weird about this sight, is that there is VERY little opportunity for someone to write on a carton once it leaves the central supermarket warehouse.

Where this blue script originated from, is anyone’s guess.

Pretty sure "Baroken" isn't a word!

Pretty sure “Baroken” isn’t a word!

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Then every now and then you come across an empty container that should in fact be full of (usually) food. Tins of soup, boxes of biscuits, bags of rice. There’s a sneaky stowaway from time to time.

Sealed and ready to sell - except it's completely empty!

Sealed and ready to sell – except it’s completely empty!

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But the biggest surprise I have received during my nightly chores, was the image of the identified rice quarantine area within New South Wales, Australia.

Say what???

Many packaging types have the Quarantine label

Many packaging types have the Quarantine label

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Have you even heard of this?

Have you even heard of this?

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I never expected an education while doing Nightfill.

So despite the dreary and repetitive nature of the job, I am grateful that I am given glimpses of humour and quirky surprises throughout each week. I know that it means that cutting open box may hold my next ‘wow’ moment.

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