On a tip from Jill, I was itching for yet another new meter.  Something about a jazzy little, fun-colored meter that I could stash in the car would satisfy my almost unquenchable thirst for gadgets.  (Remind me to tell you about the toasters, alarm clocks, and bicycles I would take apart when I was little, just to get a glimpse of the inside.)

I spun around in the One Touch site and found the One Touch UltraMini. (Pink or green, pink or green … I went with green.) Placed my order with Drugstore.com.  They sent me an email, confirming that my meter would arrive at work in two days.

I was excited to receive it, like it was a birthday present.  Silly diabetic.

And yesterday, the box arrived.

Ah, the box.

Like a good consumer, I checked the packing slip.

Packing slip, but of course.

And I opened the box to find …

Not exactly a meter.

Hmmm.  The box is about the same size.  The color scheme isn’t entirely un-glucose meter-esque.  But damn, this definitely isn’t what I ordered.

I emailed the Customer Support people at Drugstore.com:

“To Whom it May Concern,
I received my order from
Drugstore . com today. Excited, I opened the box and expected to see the One Touch UltraMini glucose meter that I had ordered to help manage my type 1 diabetes.
I received a box of Tampax Pearl tampons, instead. 
Are you kidding me?
I can be reached at [phone number]
.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, thanks for the Tampons.
— Kerri Morrone”

Still no response from Drugstore dot com.  My faith in them is dwindling … but I do have these fancy tampons, if anyone needs any.