Monday, June 04, 2007
environmental monday- evening edition
i have a confession to make- and it isn't an easy one. i was shopping at wal-mart (no, it gets worse) and i was at the checkout and i saw a bucket of these pencils. i glanced down and bam! impulse buy! smencils- pencils that smell! i am a sucker for sweet smelling things- love those markers that smell- but i think that there is a danger of getting high from them. but i digress. so- the pencil says, "made from 100% recycled newspapers" and i am thinking- wow! that's cool- "saving trees.... one pencil at a time." i also thought- cool i get to post about something green and fun :)
until my husband completely burst my bubble. this is what he said when i showed him:
"saving trees one pencil at a time and ruining the planet with plastic containers."
yes, that's correct. each pencil is individually encased in a plastic container. sigh. any other time i would say it was the thought that counted- but i am disappointed that they would market this way. guess an email to them at smencils.com is in order. oh- and i only went to wal-mart because my sister had to go there for something specific. i felt dirty afterwards :)