I’m sure all of you who write blog posts have at one point or another received a phone call from a loved one asking, “What the hell where you thinking?” or “Do you really think your readers can relate?” or worst yet, “Do you really want to share that much information?”
This post is not going to prompt any of those questions, but as a mother knows her child, I give it an hour after I hit the “publish” button before the daughter calls or emails to ask, “Why are you posting pictures of that ugly, ratty thing?”
That ugly, ratty thing would be my new bag.
And I know exactly how I’m going to reply; with questions of my own.
I”m going to ask, “Can your Kate Spade open its jaws and hold twenty pounds of groceries while I walk three blocks back to the house?”
“Is your Coach eco-friendly and marketed as a “fair trade” product, part of the Fair Trade Program that strives to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged producers by paying them a fair price for their wares?”
Is your Burberry made of natural burlap fabric that is virtually indestructible?
Does your Michael Kors have a catchy little phrase emblazoned across the front encouraging folks to ‘Go Green’?”
If you haven’t answered yes to any of my questions, then yes, my nifty, practical bag deserves to be featured in a blog post, daughter of mine.
Ladies, I give you, the bag.
What do you think?
These bags are a way of life in Europe.
Where I live, there are no plastic bags available to customers upon check out.
Customers are expected to brings bags from home and in the event you need a dreadful plastic bag, you are expected to pay for it.
Jann, whose wonderful blog, Baroque Sicily, I read regularly, mentioned in one of her blog posts that Italy has now banned shops from handing out plastic bags. Click on her link if you want to read the article.
Personally, I love doing every bit I can to help the environment.
I’m fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where every other Tuesday paper is picked up by the recycling truck.
When you walk down the street you can see how everyone has propped their boxes and other paper goods next to trees and lamp posts.
It doesn’t get any easier than this, folks.