(Wait. You haven't ordered any plates. Don't get confused, I'm telling a story. Bear with me.)
You'd been meaning to get them for a while but then you got given a voucher for the shop and 20% off, so you decided to seize the day. Anyway, that's irrelevant. The point is that you ordered some plates.
Still with me?
Right. How would you expect them to arrive? Have a think about it.
In a box?
Or a few boxes?
Perhaps with some bubble wrap?
They arrived in a bag.
Yes, a bag.
And each plate was in its own padded envelope.
Am I the only one who finds this odd?