Saturday, December 13, 2008
it's not easy being green?
yesterday our order from zappos.com arrived. it arrived in this big box wrapped in plastic. we opened the box... threw out the kraft paper and found a letter and a catalog... the letter said, "before wearing your shoes outside, please take a few minutes to try them on a carpeted surface." only we didn't order shoes. we ordered something smaller and lighter: it's a silver bangle by marc by marc jacobs! and zappos needed to ship this tiny tiny thing in a big-ass box! we guess it's probably because zappos started out selling just shoes, then when they started selling smaller items, they didn't produce smaller boxes for shipping. or maybe they just ran out... and what about the local apple online store? we ordered a product red ipod and it arrived two days later like this: this was how big the plastic bag was for this tiny tiny thing: at least we got to recycle the plastic bag into a trash bag.