From the Keurig website:
"At Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., we are passionate about our business and look for ways to be more sustainable in everything that we do. Over the past several years we have grown rapidly and today we are a leading personal beverage system company. Our growth and evolution blends a socially responsible, premium coffee roaster with a high-tech, innovative appliance maker, making our unique and powerful business model possible."
Then why, for christ's sake, are you manufacturing a product that uses so much effing packaging? If anything's going to make me go postal it's the waste generated by those machines.
I've been sharing this story with my girlfriends all afternoon. So much to learn from this. Thank you, dear LW, and thank you, Polly.
@BadUncle Enjoy your bubble. I'm the mother of a 10-yr-old girl and seriously considering a move to Amish country. Except is there really any place that's safe anymore?
@SaraTonin It was a(n apparently bad) joke.
Jenna - this happens to me a lot, too. I'm a white woman with super-curly, long-ish brown hair. If I get a good vibe from the person, I don't really mind the hair-touching, but I've never said no to anyone. Probably need a better sense of personal boundaries in order to keep grubby hands out of my hair but that's another comment for another day. I suspect people want to touch your hair because it's so beautiful and this has less to do with skin color than pure tactile desire but who knows? My daughter is Asian and I find myself stroking her hair all the time. It's all sikly and blue-black and thick. Enjoy your lovely curls - perhaps you could keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on you and make folks use it before touching??? :-)
I loved this - so perfectly honest and lacking the pretension that sometimes accompanies pieces about life lessons. I come from a family drowning in (and in a few cases, drowned by) depression and self-harm and I think the concept of not stopping - running, living, name your present participle - has saved my life more than a time or two. Thank you, Cord.
@anvil **SPOILER** It became the subplot to The Hangover II instead.
I started laughing and crying at this point:
I don't! I have an IM on my bank account but I would need to give you my bank account number and password. Do you want it?