Wednesday, April 29, 2009

not the point

Ok, so I joined this Facebook group/application/whatever called Hot Dish. I think they are associated with Their tagline is 'serving up the hottest climate news' so ever so boldly I assumed they would be a 'green' organization. In the 4 months since I joined I have won: a t-shirt, a license plate frame and a bookmark. Why is a group whose sole purpose is reporting on the environment distributing stuff all over the country? (or maybe even world?) I tried to explain this concern to customer service when I got an email today reminding me I still hadn't given them my t-shirt size or mailing address. I suggested that instead of sending me more 'stuff' they could just donate the money they would have spent to an organization dedicated to combatting climate change.

The response:
"Thanks for your thoughtful question. Unfortunately, the t-shirts, license frames, and bookmarks were preordered in bulk, so we can't recoup the cost. However, I will try to find another user who's interested in them! Thanks for being committed to reducing your stuff."

At least she appreciated my efforts, but that wasn't really the point.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

short and sweet

I've gotten lazy. Blame the pollen that my immune system feels compelled to wage war against. Instead of blog posts I've been twittering lately. Maybe someday soon I'll have something big to say, but until then I'm sticking to 140 characters here.