I should have known better when the box was so small and the picture of the photo was even smaller.
But, NOOOOO, 7 year old me was determined to do it! 300 pieces. All black, grey, and whtie pieces. 300 pieces.
Hey, Michelle, you know you haven’t done a puzzle in like 20 years, right?
ADHD me could not focus enough to do the outer edge. I had to flip the edge pieces upside down to put the outer edge together. Usually the edge is the easiest. Ummmm. I didn’t take the clue.
Once the edge was done, I flipped the puzzle back over.
I spent the next 5 days frustrated and irritated to no end. This was a real test of patience. Patience I felt was lacing.
At this point, I simply wanted to throw the whole thing on the floor. The two things that stopped me were: 1) I’d be the fool who had to pick up all the pieces and 2) I am more stubborn then the inanimate object.
Finally, I gave up. I simply cheated. I laid pieces on top of the holes that looked good enough to me. They didn’t fit. I don’t know where the wrong pieces are. I was so frustrated I wanted to cry. I didn’t care anymore.
From what I can tell, I like others was missing 1 piece. No, Loot Crate, do not send me a new puzzle. I will chuck it at the mailman.
Final Verdict: Must start with a puzzle with a photo you can actually see, Must start with a puzzle with more then shades of black and grey. Must start with a puzzle with bigger pieces. Must start with with one with fewer pieces. Must not wait 25 years to try a puzzle and expect to be able to do it in an hour because it is a tiny box.
Hopefully, you all laughed at my pain. Everyone who saw me working on it was amazed that I kept trying to solve it.