I’ve just decided that I’m having them shipped to me and will gift them secretly from there (probably by dropping them off on someone’s front porch without the shipping label). Too much hassle with dealing with shipping addresses…
My mother texted me yesterday in all caps: I JUST GOT 16 BOXES OF LINGUINE!!!
BWAHAHA!!! omg this makes up for the 1 box of spaghetti. And it was delivered to their PO box so they had to make 8 trips to the truck with it all. Lord I’m going to be laughing about this for years. This is the best ever. She’s so pissed. Haha
We’ve had 3 shipments delivered to BFE south Arkansas but the two shipments to my son in Fayetteville still haven’t arrived. The number of cases up there has skyrocketed recently so I’m thinking their post office is being hit hard.
So we sent some to the sister-in-law, with a vague message. We didn’t want to ruin the surprise. A couple of days after it was delivered, having heard nothing from her about it (she and the wife talk often), the wife texted.
“Hey, did you get a strange delivery the other day.”
The mail carrier apparently asked if she could back up to the garage. “I’ve got this macaroni for you.”
“What the hell? Check the address. . . Yeah, that’s us.”
The S-I-L was amused, but felt bad for the carrier. But as it turns out, the carrier’s sister runs a soup kitchen. Which, yeah, created more work for her, because this conversation took place after the delivery was unloaded. Three boxes back in the truck.
And they have a daughter who lives nearby, so probably a whole box to her. She loves linguine, but 100 lbs is a lot. And our brother-in-law has the diabetes, so he’s trying to avoid the carbs (we didn’t think about that bit).
Signature Mediocre. This is why I love you guys. This crazy-ass shit that disrupts people’s lives. Truly. I love that shit.
@joelmw I definitely feel bad for my mail carrier. I gifted the penne but ordered linguine for me. I mean, how much could actually get mailed to me? I’m currently at 180 lbs… I’m no sure the pasta gods are done with me yet!!!
OK, so I’m not the only one, but perhaps just a ‘lucky’ one: My wife just called me outside and asked why on earth did I order five boxes of linguini, which were all stacked up on our walkway to the house. Each has two boxes inside, with 10 lbs in each…100 lbs of linguini!! Awesome. I’m giving 90 lbs away. : )
I can’t believe I doubted the pasta gods. They sure showed me. I sent my mom the penne and she got 40 lbs. She was annoyed and wished that I got 100lbs. Drum roll please… I got my order today, and it was 140 lbs!!!
@rbreier433 Congrats! Same here, must have been a ton of linguine around the warehouse! What are your plans for your bounty? Fortunately we’ve been able to give much away to folks who were happy to receive it as even though we love pasta and it’ll keep pretty much indefinitely if stored properly…that’s a LOT OF NOODS…
@afurball Congrats back! We hit the motherlode, eh? I’ve found homes for 40 pounds, and I’m hoping to find one or two soup kitchens for the rest. I can’t eat that much pasta, and linguine is difficult to turn into a macaroni necklace, so giving it away wins!!
@carl669 You will only get one tracking number. You need to go to USPS Informed Delivery to look and see if there are any other boxes coming. If you have any other Mediocre orders, you will need to determine the weights of all the orders. That means you have to enter each individual tracking number into the Pitney Bowes website, click on enter and then look for the locator pin (View Tracking page). That will show you the weight of your box. If it’s approx. 22 pounds, chances are you got pasta. And this weight tracking works for IRK weights, too!
OR you can sit back, pour a vodka, and just wait and be pleasantly surprised (or not) when the mail arrives.
I saw my linguine had shipped, so I went to check Informed Delivery… and I have 8 tracking numbers. I assume some are my linguine and some are my penne. Only some have weight info so far on Pitney Bowes, so it’s over 100lbs total, probably 160lbs? We’re getting some good laughs, but I’m also going to have to figure out what to do with 160lbs of pasta. Oops?
@tabbysandhuskys My current plan is to ask everyone I know if they’d like 10lbs of one or the other, and donate the rest to whoever in my region can use bulk-packaged pasta. I’m sure there will be a good fit somewhere.
@OnionSoup each big box has 2 smaller boxes containing 10lb bag each and i got 10 big boxes, so my math says 200lbs. Das a lotta noods for 20 bucks and shipping. Our local food pantry is gonna be psyched
Tracking using the special site said just under 23 pounds.
Woke up this morning to 4 boxes on my porch. I laughed and thought, “40 pounds!? That’s twice what I was expecting!”
I then opened a box.
It was 10 pounds per box, but the box had 2 boxes. 80 pounds in all! Needless to say I am overjoyed. I’d definitely get it again, if I ever need pasta again. I’d order gluten free for my parents right away though.
@sammydog01 Yeah, I looked. It wasn’t up there when I commented. Though I’m not sure how, based on timestamps. But I did get a screenshot so I could assure myself that I wasn’t crazy after they added it.
Linguini is better than Spaghettini but still a lifeless strand… Still more surface area to hold sauce though than the spagho, and that’s a good plus.
I might have ordered some and shipped it to my mum if any of the first two shipments had arrived and I knew what I was actually getting. Want to see what the first two kinds I shipped to my wife are like before Inflict pasta further afield.
Lol… Maybe next week you will have something better though.
@briannameeps@natekimh@RiotDemon same here (may 26-june 1), and for the second one shows june 9th to 15th. I finally received things from sidedeal that shipped on may 4th so with that in mind, pasta orders for weeks 1 and 2 wont arrive until week 6 on the pasta drop menu. Ordered 1 for my wife and 1 for my sister but holding off for rest of family until i see what arrives for first 2 and how they are packaged
@briannameeps@natekimh@RiotDemon@tjg5181 packaging is kind of an important part. If it is restaurant packaged, what would that mean? an undivided 20 lb bulk package of noodles or something? Then you’d have to divide it up and repackage just to store it, which might be more trouble than it’s worth. And shipping packaging too. A significant percentage of my meh orders have come in half crushed half open boxes. I’ve got penne on the way, but I’m reluctant to order more until reports start coming in.
No, only 1 of 2 in the e-mail; USPS’s Informed Delivery shows me two coming from MEDIOCRE COMPANY. Then you can plug those into Pitney Bowes’ tracking site to see the weight once it has been received by them. One is 22 lbs 2 oz and the other is 22 lbs 6 oz.
Had 1 tracking number for 20lbs. Ended up with 80lbs of pasta. The delivery guy stacked them on top of each other right in front of the door so we couldn’t get out without moving them.
My tracking still says the order is processing… so I was briefly worried someone sent me pasta AND I ordered some for myself. I did confirm this was the pasta I sent myself! I’m not getting anymore linguini!
I really hope the penne to my sister is similar! I’m still waiting for that to be delivered… I guess it’s harder to get pasta delivered to Texas than Maryland… maybe penne is just harder to ship than linguini?
The guy at my PMB today seemed rather perplexed as to why I had 5 identical heavy boxes = 100lbs of linguine!
It was a bit of a challenge getting it all to fit in my small car…
Last week I received 40 pounds of penne, and figured they screwed up and sent me all penne and no linguine (hadn’t been keeping up with the discussions) But wasn’t going to complain. I planned to distribute the two unopened inner boxes of penne to a couple friends soon, but now having a car overflowing with linguine meant I played pasta Santa on my way home.
I got a PM from one of my friends who I didn’t make contact with saying she had somehow received a box with my name on it but it had the wrong address (she didn’t know my mailing address) and was utterly confused. Much laughter ensued as the chain of events were broken down for her. Along with photos of her family enjoying “linguine for days” for dinner.
Well worth the fun… A little afraid to order the final box though. knowing that I could end up with anywhere from 10 to over 200 pounds of pasta!
Like most I was expecting a single box… I am leaving a gift card for my poor mail carrier after I ended up with 5 of the 20lb boxes on my porch this afternoon. I saw him make multiple trips to my porch and that got me curious. I must have stood there for a good couple minutes in disbelief and then started chuckling as I brought them in. My better half thought I had lost my mind because I couldn’t stop laughing and when she saw why she was equally stupefied. Needless to say another order has been placed and is going to a local soup kitchen and even if they only get one box it will still do good!
One of my orders was directly to myself, so I could share a little with neighbors. The first pair of boxes showed up and I was smiling, because what a great bunch of pasta! Then the next 3 boxes came a week later. And today, 4 more. So over 10 days or so, I got what MIGHT be the whole order of 180 lbs of pasta.
Now I’ll anxiously keep checking my orders page to see if it updates to “Delivered” or if I’m getting another truckload.
Is “Storage For Pasta” the next big deal on Meh? If not, Get On It, my Mediocre friends!
Check out the comments on the spaghettini post, which people have started to receive. My single 10 lb bulk bag of spaghettini arrived in a badly crushed box with no packing material inside and the bag containing the pasta sliced open in numerous locations possibly from shipping or possibly like that before shipping. Regardless, I don’t feel that shipping opened food should come with anything less than a warning about the safety and risks of consuming it.
We sent some to my boyfriend’s sister. We didn’t tell her anything was coming. She in NYC. She was very confused yesterday, when her building was like you need to let the mailman in. He has Pasta. She got 100lbs.
So I decided to pastadrop my nieces and nephew for this one… all was going according to plan, until with all the quarantine restrictions being lifted, my sister and bro-in-law was able to find a vacation rental for right around the delivery time.
And when did all 40 pounds of it get delivered? The day they left, of course.
And who is house sitting for them while they’re gone? Me, of course.
(Yeah, they’ll still see it in the pile of mail once they get back… but it’s just not the same as staring gobsmacked at the mailman dropping it off, dangit.)
Got 20lbs here. Ya know, reading through the previous thread, I was like, oh, 20lbs isn’t much.
Looking at it in my living room-Uh yeah, 20 lbs of pasta is a decent chunk. Useful, as we were almost out of straight pastas (we still had some penne and farfalle) from our pre-covid stocking up. Kinda glad I didn’t get a huge amount, I don’t know where I’d store it all! Still gonna laugh when my roommate sees it later.
Pretty bummed. 10lbs for both the 2nd and 3rd drops. Not to mention my 3rd drop came with holes in the bag making it tougher to donate. I missed the first drop. We will see how the 4th is. I get it’s a crap shoot. I like the gambly nature of it. Just was hoping to have a little more at least once. 2 bucks a pound ain’t cheap for pasta.
@chuegen 10lbs = not very funny.
20lbs = a lot of pasta, a decent price, mildly amusing.
40lbs = the sweet spot. An amusing amount of pasta, good price, will get laughs. Think you hit the sweet spot with the Lingunini. Hoping that’s what my victims get.
More than 40lbs = Funny as all heck. An amazing price… Will envoke wrath once the amusement dies and they have to store all that pasta or find people to give it to. We’ve found some charities not even accepting pasta because of corona virus.
40lbs really is the sweet spot though. Yeah, it’s a lot of pasta, but it’s not going to fill someone’s house.