Tuesday, November 18, 2008

iPhone Snaps

Yesterday, while in the McDonald's in Easley South Carolina, I was getting a $1 sweet tea at a self serve "get your own drink" dispenser - I had a tray of food in one hand, my tea in the other - when I pulled one of these lids out - 40 spilled onto the countertop - I put them back. I told management about it. I took this picture when I left 45 minutes later.

This is a receipt I got from a CVS pharmacy. I purchased 2 items. Four Quarters are pictured for scale. This is completely irresponsible and costly to CVS. Ink & Paper waste to the grossest level I think I've ever seen it.

This is a picture I took with my iPhone on election day right after I took my wife to the polling place nearby. THAT is what I call "election sky". It sounds kinda gay to say this - but when I saw that sky and I knew my wife and I had both voted for Obama - me reluctantly - I sighed because I knew God was going to get us through the rough times ahead and I felt that I had made the right decision.

This is a picture of a fun section of a local Clemson newsletter. Did you know John Carson was on TV for 300 YEARS! I thought Edward McMahon was old.


Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, most receipt printers are thermal (ie, use heat to discolor the specially made paper) and thus don't use ink.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a giant waste; I'm just quibbling for its own sake.

FYT said...

Actually ... now that I look at it ... it IS fax like thermal paper ... but as you said ... it still amounts to a huge waste.

I had cut this receipt and it equaled (5) 8.5x11" sheets of paper ... I'm sure it took an insane amount more energy to print ... I honestly didnt know if I should throw it away or put into the recycling bin.