1. Check the dimensions
    This never seems important and then someone delivers me an 8 foot by 8 foot cutting board.
  2. Put down the right apartment number
    My neighbors in 4C left all my mail out with a note that said "JANA POLLACK DOES NOT LIVE IN 4C."
  3. Consider quality
    Last year I got my boyfriend the least soft slippers ever made.
  4. Again, the dimensions are continually an issue
    Seriously, today I opened a box that contained the smallest pillow.