December 12, 2013

What does the box say? San Diego-based The UPS Store owners make merry of long lines.

What does the box say? San Diego-based The UPS Store owners make merry of long lines.

Each year, we do holiday PR for a series of The UPS Stores owned by a trio of super cool enterpreneurial bachelors. They're salt of the earth fellows who we're proud to call clients and friends. This video will make you love them as much as we do. Each year, they devise a fun way to keep people entertained while waiting in humbug-inducing holiday lines. Which brings me to this:

We’ve long (enough) pondered what noise comes out of a certain elusive creature’s pointed snout, courtesy of an inquisitive YouTube sensation. Strangely (I think?), few have ever stopped to ponder what sound escapes a box’s cardboard flaps...I mean, mouth.

Super cool entrepreneurial bachelors/local The UPS Store owners embarked on a quest to discover exactly what does the box say, while spreading some holiday cheer to those patiently waiting in line to pack and ship their holiday goods (and bads, 'cause we know that fruit cake isn't going to get eaten).

Enter Box Man, the holiday critter completely adorned in a custom-made cardboard costume, a la The UPS Store’s cardboard boxes, available to wish you and yours a happy holiday, free of package drop-offs that force you to puncture your eyeballs out with a sharp stick. And, the kiddos can pose for pictures with Box Man or color in the coloring book he'll distribute until their little fingers turn blue!

Why subject your sniffly nephew or doe-eyed daughter to another daunting mall trip to visit a gruff middle-aged man posing as Santa Claus? It’s common knowledge that all any kid really wants is a box. And, mall Santas are creepy. There. I said it.

Box Man will be at the following locations on the following dates:

December 14: The UPS Store 6188

3245 University Ave.

San Diego, CA 92104

December 16: The UPS Store 400

7770 Regents Rd. 113

San Diego, CA 92122

December 17: The UPS Store 163

7660-H Fay Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037

December 18: The UPS Store 250

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd.

Chula Vista, CA 91910

December 19: The UPS Store 1433

9450 Mira Mesa Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92126

December 20: The UPS Store 4287

9625 Mission Gorge Rd. B2

Santee, CA 92071

Happy holidays!

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