Needless to say I spent most of the day packing and shipping stuff that got sold on that auction site. I hate to use it, but for the stuff I was unloading, the local market is pretty much non-existent. Anyways, during the course of this nightmare of wrapping, boxing, wrapping some more, and boxing again, I began to think about the good 'ol days when a solid box and a couple old newspapers used to get stuff to its destination unscathed. What happened? When did it all change? Why do we have to pack for the inevitable nuclear holocaust just to transport something safely to an adjacent state?