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  • Handlebar Stache
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Spending hundreds on plastic
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:10:31 PM »
I stopped by Canadian Tire this afternoon to return something that I'd bought a while ago in an un-mustachian moment but didn't end up using (and ultimately decided I didn't need).  Because I didn't have the receipt anymore, I could only get a credit note, so I went looking for something I could actually use.  Luckily Canadian Tire sells all kinds of stuff, so I picked up a couple of big boxes of cat litter and some dog treats, both of which I needed to restock on anyway. 

As I stood in line to pay, I watched the guy in front of me unload his cart.  He bought 4 small plastic storage containers, 6 boxes (of 40) garbage bags in one size, 2 boxes (of 30) garbage bags in another size, and 2 (plastic) shower squeegees - which brought him to about $175 on plastic "stuff" before taxes.  Most of which is quite literally headed for the garbage.  Never mind that 300 garbage bags would be ... well, I don't know!  Maybe a 10-15 year supply for me?  Never mind that I can't remember the last time I bought a garbage bag, because I just re-use the big bag that my dog food comes in, or the bag that the cat litter is in inside the cardboard box.  I suppose it's possible he was purchasing all those garbage bags for a businees, but I still can't imagine that Canadian Tire would be the most economical of places to buy office or restaurant supplies in such quantity. 

The gentleman's bill ultimately came up to well over $250, after the rest of his purchases (a frying pan, 3 heavily plastic packaged USB's) were added in.  Which he paid for on plastic, of course! 


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Re: Spending hundreds on plastic
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 01:04:14 PM »
plastic begets plastic, i guess.