Thursday, July 06, 2006
I'm always up for a freebie. And it seems churlish to complain when
it's delivered, but I'm afraid I find this one a bit daft and worthy
A wee while ago I came across an offer by a major paper company
(whose products we're happy to use) to request a recycling box (or
three). Well, we always have a use for a box, so why not? And I duly
Well, they arrived. And dead spiffy they are too.
But does it really make sense for them have come all the way from
Germany... by courier!
And would it have been beyond their ken to make the boxes their paper
gets delivered in provide the same purpose. An opportunity lost.
Full marks for the sentiment. Nil points for much else, I'm afraid.
Time now for one of my cheeky eyebrow raises. After the flurry of eco-
articles on travel, cars, etc, I couldn't help be notice that the
media's fervour has moved on a bit, and so not much mention of the
footy WAGS using private jets like taxis.
And now I have spotted this: Me and My Motors: Maria Sharapova
"When Maria Sharapova came from nowhere to win Wimbledon aged just
17, she was still being ferried to training sessions in the family’s
ageing Honda — the only car the Sharapovas had ever owned. Fast
forward two years and the 19-year-old Russian will be chauffeur-
driven to the All England club in a £50,000 Range Rover Sport."
I'm just a bit intrigued as to why a) a 4x4 is necessary to navigate
the wilds of Wimbledon and b), perhaps more interestingly, why no one
that I can spot from the green brigade (I'm green lite so don't
count) has yet had a peep to say about it.
Then again, I wonder how many of our green elite are parked in centre