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Red Elastic Bands [Jan. 12th, 2007|11:13 am]
Tony Grist
It's a relatively new phenomenon: the Post Office issues postmen with red elastic bands and the postmen broadcast  them up and down our streets.  Surely it would save the Post Office a fortune if the postmen were encouraged to put them in their pockets and take them back to the depot for re-use.

I pick them up sometimes. I have a little stash in a kitchen drawer. Mainly I use them to re-seal  bags of freezer food.

I found one on an upstairs window sill yesterday. I suppose a bird was planning to build it into her nest. Incidentally, that implies the birds think it's spring already- as well they might with the mild weather we've been having. 

Or perhaps she thought it was a worm.

I picked up a couple just now as I was waving Ailz and Ruth off on their shopping expedition. It's like harvesting blackberries or wildflowers or the pennies people drop at bus stops; I get a lift from it.

I love getting stuff for free.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-01-12 12:25 pm (UTC)
When we´re in the US I usually subscribe to the daily newspaper. The papers are delivered with a blue elastic band around them...a very strong elastic band. I have envelopes full of them here in Spain since I always tuck a large envelope with the summer harvest into a suitcase. They´ll probably go bad before I ever use them all but still, I keep collecting them.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-01-12 02:20 pm (UTC)
As much as anything I hate to see things going to waste.

And then there's the recycling issue. I know salvaging elastic bands isn't going to save the planet, but I still feel it's better to do it than not to do it.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2007-01-12 10:29 pm (UTC)
I just typed a long reply and hit the wrong $&)*&!@$ button.


Anyway, I enjoyed this!

And--long story short: it's spring here, but the West is expecting a terrible ice storm tonight! (One-inch thick ice predicted, and massive power outages!)

And my flowering quince is budding--it's going to be pink, I can tell.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-01-13 12:46 pm (UTC)
We don't get ice storms here. I suppose I should be glad.

But I loved the movie.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2007-01-13 03:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, you saw it! I was hoping you would.
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