This is very strange...
In any event, I just received a call from The Wife. To wit:
"Did you order something?"
"There's something here for you."
"Uh, box, bag, envelope, singing telegram?"
"It's a box"
"Who's is from?"
"It's from [Name redacted pending confession or further investigation]"
"No idea. Never heard of him."
A quick google search later I find that the sender's return address is in the wilds of northern Pennsylvania. A place I have never visited.
"What? Me? Why don't you open it when you get home?"
"What, you think this is a bomb or something? Who would want to blow me up?"
"Anyone who knows you really?"
"Very nice. Just open it."
"There's no note."
"What's in it?"
"Sam Adams Triple Bock."
"Hmmm...Complete strangers sending me rare and expensive beer unsolicited. My reputation reaches far and wide. I'm hoping this is the beginning of a new trend. People will send me beer for free. That would be awesome."
"Don't you find this very strange?"
"Of course I do. But free beer in the mail is a good kind of strange. Body parts in the mail is the bad kind of strange."
I can tell from her voice she's unnerved by this. Understandably so. I explain that one of two things is likely happening:
1. Someone who knows me personally(that's a short list right there) and who knows that I like Triple Bock (that shortens said list to maybe 4 people not including my wife) couldn't buy it where they live and decided to send it to my by proxy.
2. The sender has the wrong person. They were looking for someone else and somehow got my address and sent it there instead.
3. A random reader of this blog smashed through the pathetic veneer of pseudonymity, Googled me and sent me Triple Bock in appreciation of my excellent work (or perhaps my incessant whining)
I'm leaning toward #1. #2 is possible but unlikely. Duffy is a wildly popular surname in, say, Boston. Less so in Delaware. #3 is a pipedream because this is the other blog that nobody reads and I have the SiteMeter stats to prove it.
More updates as events warrant.
In the unlikely event that it is #3 herewith are some other things I would like random anonymous people to send me for free:
Virtually anything from here but if I get to pick it'll be Montecristo No. 2 please.)
and, ya know, I'm just sayin'....