Monday, January 2, 2012

Worst Use of Packaging

I ordered some calendars for the house and they arrived on Saturday. This is the box they came in.

Looking at this box, you would think I ordered a couple hundred. Seriously. Guess how many I ordered? Go ahead. I'll wait. 

Can you count? There are 4 in there. FOUR! There is a Chicago calendar for the kitchen, an Iowa calendar for the bedroom, a Maxine calendar for my home office and a World of Warcraft calendar for my work office. Four freakin' calendars. They were 50% off so I got them for a song, but that's all that came in the box. I did order the 365 word a day calendar but it has to come under a different package so it's not here yet. 

When I opened the box, I saw this. 

I must be missing something. Why do four calendars need this much packaging and this large of a box? They could have shoved them into a padded mailer and shipped them. There are mailers of the right size at office supply stores. I don't get this. When I pulled all the packing out and set it on the recliner, I had a pile this big. 

It took me 15 minutes to poke holes in all these little pillows so I could wad up the plastic and stick it in the plastic bags that go to the grocery. I think my mom can use the box to store records so I'll be shipping that to her. The packaging will get recycled. But this is so wasteful. I need to let Barnes and Noble know that less is truly more. I expect this kind of packaging if I am buying a Nook, but calendars? Pshaw. I wonder how the small word a day calendar will be packed. Let's hope it doesn't take a semi truck to deliver.

Beverage:  Orange Juice


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