It’s official – out of all of the consumer goods out there, I am most annoyed by the gift bag. Wow. $4 for a bag. That’s unbelievable. I’d far rather give and receive a present wrapped in newspaper or in a brown paper bag. I don’t get it, seriously – why not spend more on the actual gift and less on the wrapping that the person will forget in three minutes? Oh, yeah, because you were too lazy to wrap it and it’s easier to just buy a bag and toss the gift in it.
The Simple Dollar Retro: Financial Planning for a Life of Volunteerism and Social Work This is one of a very small number of posts that I researched and wrote targeting one specific person that I know personally. I’m not sure if she read it the first time around, so I figure I’ll mention it again.