I spent the beginning of this week at a Sonic shoot in Phoenix. We stayed at a hotel that we always used to stay at, which was The James but is not The Mondrian. At The Mondrian, the entire staff wears all white and instead of “checking in” they say “register.” One thing that struck me there, other than the $10 a day internet which, when it was The James, was free, was the fact that right next to the card in the bathroom telling me I shouldn’t have my towels and sheets washed everyday because of all the water and energy it wastes, were not one but two bars of soap packaged inside what was essentially a thick CD case. Every day I used the soap, the case was discarded and a new bar of soap was put inside a new case. Well, it probably came that way already, but you get what I’m saying.
Along those lines, I’ve had to buy some light bulbs recently for my new apartment. I decided to buy the energy saver ones, only to find that each bulb is surrounded in a ridiculous amount of plastic packaging.
Let’s get it together, people.