Oct. 12th, 2007

Maybe I'm missing something here, but why the heck is it that every single brand of hippie-dippie soy milk I buy comes in a wax-paper carton that (at least in Arlington) can't be recycled, instead of an ordinary blastic jug? Yeah, some brands of regular milk use the wax cartons too, but I can't find any soymilk that doesn't.

Perhaps I'm just in a cynical mood today, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they don't use plastic jugs because they expect, perhaps correctly, their target market to not want to buy something so... ordinary looking. I mean, people might think they were like the other consumers!

Seriously, am I missing something here? Is there something about the production process of plastic bottles vs wax-paper cartons that offsets the wax-paper ending up in a landfill? Perhaps it's completely biodegradable? The box I've got doesn't advertise the fact if that's the case. Hmmm...

Oh, and while I'm at it, I went to a second large store yesterday looking for a pair of black, non-pre-faded, non-pre-ripped, non-big-logos-stitched-into-random places, ordinary jeans. Still no dice. Wtf? At least TJ Maxx had the option of blue jeans that fit my preferences. Burlington Coat Factory has exclusively pre-torn jeans. Affluent people buying jeans that ape some romanticized vision of the hard-working poor really underscores just how bizarre society (and not our society in particular-- every society is it's own little incoherant snowflake for its own special reasons) can get. And yeah, those of your familiar with my personal style, in particular the pair of jeans I'm finally trying to replace, may detect a note of hypocrisy here but hey, at least my jeans are ripped to shreds because I've been wearing them for five years. It's not a fashion statement, it's a relationship.

Hey wow, I'm donright crotchety today. ...which is not to say I'm in a bad mood, I'm actually rather enjoying it. =;)
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