December 28, 2011
This new Colorado post office decided that we needed one of their official postal cages for all of the boxes that we ship out. The cage is 6 feet tall, 4 feet wide and almost 3 feet deep – it’s huge. It holds a lot of packages, and sometimes we have to fill it two or three times in a day. It’s useful for taking a lot of packages down the elevator at once. But did I mention that it’s huge? And ugly? When they said we were to store it here so that we could fill it up each day, I tried to envision that big, ugly, goofy looking thing taking up space in the shop. It looks out of place. Definitely doesn’t go with the pretty yarn.
Then someone suggested that we should name it. Maybe that would help. And someone else said, “How about Herman, after big, goofy looking Herman Munster?” We decided that the name fit perfectly. Now, all of a sudden, we like our big, ugly, goofy looking mail cage. It has a personality. Kind of out of place, definitely bumbling and a bit difficult to maneuver. But we like it. And all of your packages get a ride down the elevator in Herman, so I know you’ll like it, too.