NZ Post had forecast a 20 per cent rise in online shopping this holiday season, but its latest research suggests even that was conservative.
OPINION: “What”, said my partner eyeing the 18 mouldering miniature frames in their nest of unwrapped paper gingerly, “are those?”
We both gazed down at the stack of frames. A lone spider that had been napping in the top one yawned, uncurled and began to drag itself aside so we could get a better look.
Clearly, they were a set of miniature portrait holders. The sort of thing that an aristocratic mouse in the 18th century might have commissioned to hang tiny oil paintings of its furry ancestors.
The more pressing question was, why on earth did I buy them?
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