|As a matter of fact, I DO deserve a break today...
||[Sep. 10th, 2008|05:02 pm]
Dear gods of Disposables, |
For just one day, can I ask for a reprieve? This Wednesday, could you please ensure that:
No one gets eaten by a machine, causing not only personal tragedy, but also a shut-down of the plant, an investigation and a reverberating shortage of product for months.
No country decides to suddenly shut down plants, stop price supports of key elements, devalue its own currency.
No one will develop yet another additive that promises huge environmental benefits that really, in a lifecycle analysis are even more harmful than the original petroleum-based product. That I then have to explain over and over and over again, until I sound like some bizarre Cheney-esque apologist for the oil industry.
No lawyer will discover that one letter in a contract is not capitalized, setting negotiations back by two weeks.
No one will change the size of a napkin, paper towel, toilet paper roll or the case pack of cutlery, chocolate chips...let's just say anything.
None of my customers decide that the packaging that I went to great lengths to get into distribution for them, is now, after six short months of use, anathema, phooey, ca-ca. Despite it being beloved during the two month trial.
Just for one day. Because really, at this point, I deserve a bloody break.