This is the story of the yellow box.
Once upon a time, there was a yellow box that was sitting empty in a university. One day, a faculty member decided to fill the box with computers and video equipment and asked Erin to mail it all the way to London for her to use with some students. Erin had never sent a yellow box in the mail to London before, so she said OK, and called the UPS man.
When the yellow box made it safely to London, the officials there said it would cost a lot of extra money to get it into the country, and Erin reluctantly said OK, since it was already there and the students would need the things that the yellow box was carrying. Erin then told the faculty member about the trials and tribulations of the yellow box and said she would have to figure out a cheaper and easier way to get it back to its home at the end of the summer.
The yellow box sat in London for 6 weeks and hopefully enjoyed itself, because it deserved the break. At the end of the summer, Erin was wondering how the yellow box was doing, and then forgot about it for a little while until she went to London herself. To her surprise and dismay, the yellow box was still in London! It had never been taken or sent home! Erin wondered how the yellow box and all of its contents were going to get home and she finally decided that she would take care of it herself, since the yellow box really needed to get home.
Erin took very good care of the yellow box on her way back from London. She checked it in a special place at Heathrow airport and then made sure that it would get picked up and taken safely to her home. The yellow box kept all of its contents safe through the entire journey, and now it is sitting in Erin’s basement, resting from its long and tiring trip.
The saga continues when the yellow box tries to get from Erin’s home to its home at the university. To be continued….