Wanted: A Gallon of Milk

Box of OreosOne thing that everyone looks forward to is getting mail. It’s even better when it’s a care package filled with the comforts of home.

I already forewarned the person who sent today’s package that I would blog about it — because I LOVE the comforts of home that were sent… new bed sheets, a bottle of chocolate syrup, and a big bag of Oreos.

Here’s the problem. The milk here is nothing special. In fact, it comes in those juice boxes where you have to poke the straw through a small hole in the top. They certainly don’t have gallons of 2% milk lying around. You can imagine that Iraq is not known for its sprawling pastures of dairy cows.

In fact, the lack of GOOD milk here has been a point of contention for me, and my office has been having some fun with me about it. Jeff, who can be seen in the fish video, is heading home next week for a couple of weeks off, and he has sworn to me that he’s going to tease me with a photograph of him wasting milk.

He says the photo will be him pouring a half gallon of milk into his mouth (overflowing) while he is surrounded by two hot women in bikinis. No kidding, he’s actually shown me proof of lining up this photo shoot.

So, imagine my surprise when I opened up my care package and found TWO things I love the most — when accompanied with a tall glass of milk. What’s worse is the photo of the Oreo on the package splashing around some milk! Oh, the humanity!

You know what? The Oreos I’ll still eat, but I’m at a loss for what to do with the chocolate syrup.

Any suggestions?