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jefe46
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Sep 12th, 2017 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I sent a small ( very expensive) button accordeon to a guy in Maryland .. this VIA UPS.

I sent it in its original case after wrapping it with bubble wrap. Boxed the case . Then made another box with the required 2" of room a around .. filled that sucker with peanuts.

It arrived in perfect condition except theat the entire package smells like garlic to include the outer box, peanuts, inner box, and the case and the freakin' accordeon.

The buyer wnants to keep the accordion ( expensive and rare) but fears the smell won't go away.

He will take all the external packaging and put it in a 55 gallon black plastic bag to preserve the evidence. And per my suggestion fill the case with dry rice and let it sit over night.


Other than garlic, is there anything that smells like garlic that isn't garlic ?

There is not liquid spill no stains nothing to indicate that a gallon of pickled garlic spilled on it.

I am baffled and.. of course I get to call UPS's sublet "insurance" ogres with this story.

Bizarre.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 08:43 AM, Sep 13th, 2017)

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Sep 12th, 2017 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Indeed, especially because I just finished a curry seasoned with a little extra garlic.

jefe46
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Sep 12th, 2017 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's it.. The UPS delivery guy was eating curry.

This is a very trustworthy guy and I have known him for years and he is an instrument repair guy, guitar tech etc and not prone to bs.. his only vice being accordeons.

RufusTeleStrat

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Sep 12th, 2017 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perhaps it was DMSO in the peanuts that was released when the package hit a particular temperature during shipment.
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Sep 12th, 2017 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

DMSO would do it but is that in packing peanuts?

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Sep 12th, 2017 07:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tell the guy that he will NEVER fall prey to vampires while playing that instrument. And this at no additional charge!

Some people just don't appreciate when you go the extra mile for 'em...

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Sep 13th, 2017 12:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Props to Jeffy for keeping the FDP tradition of misspelling "Accordion" alive.




jefe46
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Sep 13th, 2017 06:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My guess is you do not play, nor are involved in accordion culture.. perhaps one of the most maligned instruments on earth thanks to Lawrence Welk who was a total hack.

The correct spelling of "accordion" is
Akkordeon.. that is the original spelling. Invented in 1829 by an Armenian immigrant to Austria; Cyril Damien by name.

The piano accordeon (pox) was the spawn of a Frenchman named Bouton (odd considering it was a piano keyed instrument) but others also claim that distinction.

All over Europe (the origination and majority of the current production of said item) and Canada, Mexico and in the world at large accordeon is the correct spelling.

There are perhaps 20 ways to correctly spell or name the akkordeon.. Only in America is the (mis) use of "accordion" and "accordian" prevalent.

Thanks for the tip on DMSO.. I'll follow it up.


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Sep 13th, 2017 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nope, don't play, but I do enjoy hearing the "Mad Bavarian" whenever I'm at the Hofbrau Haus in Pittsburgh.




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Sep 13th, 2017 11:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Accordion is the prevalent spelling here. But we normally don't use the term in public.

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Sep 13th, 2017 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Accordion is the prevalent spelling here. But we normally don't use the term in public."

I spell it "Nerd Organ".

:)

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Sep 13th, 2017 02:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I made the mistake of leaving my car unlocked for *two dang minutes* while I stepped into a 7-Eleven to get a cup of coffee.

In the back seatI had a pristine vintage Italian Scandalli accordion with waterfall keys.

When I got back to my car, I discovered someone had opened the back door while I was gone and put another accordion in there.

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