Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where Does The Trash Go?

This is funny. Or, at least I thought so . . . .!

Yesterday’s BlogWell event was held at the headquarters of Newell Rubbermaid, a company that, among zillions of other products, makes trash cans in all shapes, sizes and colors. The event’s ”snack break” (a single-file table with cookies and brownies [and supermarket fruits that still had the scan stickers on them . . .] for 250!) was held in a lovely area, right next to a fabulous display of company products (including trash cans!), but there were no receptacles for plates, cups, utensils and napkins. We all had to go out to the security desk in the lobby to dispose of the disposables (in their paper waste basket). Funny!

But, while Newell Rubbermaid’s hospitality folks came up short, the marketing people sure did their stuff well – we all went home with a generous handful of Sharpie pens and markers, including the much-touted stainless steel variety apparently popular with sports and entertainment celebrities. I wouldn’t know – I don’t hang out at sports events or on red carpets!

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