Yesterday the UPS guy dropped this box on my front porch...
|It was sort of an inside out Christmas present.|
(My son's school does a fundraiser thru Innisbrook every year, and I always order several rolls of their high-quality and fun wrapping paper to restock my supply for the coming holiday season and kiddie birthday parties.)
When my order came home from school a couple of weeks ago, it was missing a couple of items, so last week I finally contacted Innisbrook. The gal who I spoke with was very personable & professional and offered to ship me the forgotten items, no questions asked. Wow, what terrific customer service! I was impressed.
So what did this three foot long box, stuffed full of lovely silver & red gift wrapping, bring me?
Yep, that right gang...all that paper & cardboard for two 3" wide rolls of eco-friendly ribbon!!
If Santa packed presents like this, he'd never make it around the world in one night!
Now, I admit, I'm not the greenest gal, but I do try to trim my carbon footprint where I can...
I always bring my own bags when shopping.
We use cloth instead of paper napkins.
There are no paper plates or plastic utensils in my house.
My kitchen is stocked with an extensive collection Gladware.
And the light bulbs are all hi-efficiency.
On the other hand, I refuse to give up my plastic storage bags (aka Ziploc) & baby wipes (they are just too versatile to part with!). Sorry Mother Earth!
But seriously, Innisbrook, two tiny eco-friendly rolls of ribbon in that enormous box?! Two little rolls that could have been tossed into any ol' envelope!
So, have you figured out excessive packaging is one of my biggest pet peeves?
Sorry, Innisbrook, love your papers, ribbons & gift bags, but this one just couldn't be ignored.
So, what's your biggest pet peeve?