Amber Boston: the Case of the Stolen Identity Part 2

Amber Boston: the Case of the Stolen Identity Part 2
Container and Packaging
by Container and Packaging
September 8, 2020, Updated June 16, 2021

I'm Amber Boston, Container & Packaging Spy. In this blog post, I'm trying to discover who has stolen my identity. Somewhere, somehow, my name has been taken. I've been rushed to my safe house until we can determine how my cover was blown. Read on to find out more about my exploits in the world of bottle espionage.

My stomach rumbled, so I opened the fridge that was humming in the corner of the apartment. It was empty. The cupboard only had a bunch of empty brown glass and plastic bottles with narrow mouths. My Container & Packaging Spy handler sent me to a safe house without any food? What kind of organization did I work for? I figured I'd better crack this case, or else I was going to starve to death.

Back to my computer, I scrolled through the Google results again. Oddly, all of bottles looked familiar. Like I had just seen a bunch of them. In the kitchen.

Suddenly, it dawned on me. Somehow, my name had been stolen to label these bottles! Some fiend must have broken my cover and decided as payback to label these containers the Amber Boston Round! Perhaps ordinary people would be flattered to have a bottle named after them, but I'm no ordinary person. I'm Amber Boston: Container & Packaging Spy. And nobody steals my name and puts it on a bottle! It was time to get serious.

My fingers flew across the keyboard. More search results. More websites touting these amazing bottles (at least whoever did this chose an awesome container, right?). And then it happened. I found the origin story. The origin of the Boston round.

Mind. Blown. All these years and I thought I was the original Amber Boston, when in reality the Boston round bottle came first? So my identity crisis wasn't because someone had stolen my name, it was that I was named after a bottle! What were my parents thinking? Were their names not really Cosmo and Royal? Who was I?

So it turns out that the amber Boston round is really a bottle. It has a rounded shoulder, narrow neck, and rounded base. It is usually made of glass or plastic. It comes in clear, blue, natural, green, white, and AMBER. I can't believe that I've made it this far in my life without realizing the significance of sharing my name with a bottle. (I'm not sure that I understand it still, but I'll pretend like it's important.)

My phone beeped. A text from my handler. ALL CLEAR, RETURN HOME. As I locked up the safe house, I gazed forlornly at the cupboard full of amber Boston round bottles. I wasn't sure when I'd get to see them again. Maybe never. But with the number of amber Boston rounds available at the elusive Container & Packaging Supply, I figured I'd see some more soon. You see, I've got a new mission¦