New muffler came in from RockAuto today and this is how it arrived at my door. I guess it made it so... no harm no foul? But seriously that is pretty unacceptable packaging for an $80 part, regardless of where it mounts on the car.
Update: Got home and inspected it (and the other poorly packaged exhaust stuff I got today) and indeed, everything is fine. I guess I should worry less and be excited that I have a new exhaust for the Alfa! Only parts I’m waiting on now are the shocks.