When deliberate obsolescence doesn’t benefit a bagging


Laura Hansen of Naremburn has gone inexperienced: “I’ve just lately found a bag of previous plastic baggage that for some cause have been treasured, but it surely’s now time to clear them out. Has anybody else just lately used a 1987 Harrods (Knightsbridge, London) buying bag for his or her non-rrecyclable rubbish-bin liner? Thoughts you, it was clearly created from very robust plastic to nonetheless be in a single piece within the cabinet. And it worries me to suppose how lengthy it’ll take for it to interrupt down. The skinny plastic baggage that we used to get in supermarkets have turned to ash-like materials when saved for one 12 months!” This might be a mistake. Granny seen the “Inexperienced Harrods traditional bag” on eBay going for a decent $13 (or 4 funds of $three.25).

“After studying Richard Glover’s house supply merchandise in Saturday’s Herald, I used to be reminded of the ‘Watkins Man’”, writes Amanda Donlan of Cammeray. “Within the mid ’60s, he appeared recurrently within the driveway of our Gordon house in his little mint-green Morris that was stuffed with, from reminiscence, prescribed drugs and cleansing merchandise. Was his identify Mr Watkins? Was model identify of his wares? Can anybody enlighten me? Richard?”

Lin Sinton of Killarney Heights didn’t really feel a factor: “Happily for me, having topped the SAS [Special Air Service] choice course and imposed rigorous self-discipline since, the COVID needle held no terrors for me. The nurse approached, I bared my arm, then all the things went clean. After I awakened on the ground, it was throughout. There may be nothing to worry.” Nonetheless on the jab, Heather Lindsay of Woonona says: “There was confusion as to who receives the primary vaccines in Australia however the CEO of IRT Group, Illawarra made it clear this morning: ‘The odd 300 residents’.”

“To reply Brian Peck (C8), I skilled a single whammy some years in the past,” says Mark Griffiths of Haberfield. “However it was so inconsequential I don’t bear in mind a lot about it.”

Paul Duncan of Leura writes: “An commercial appeared in our native paper, The Blue Mountains
Gazette, which learn: ‘Massive bed room accessible, share with two others, desire feminine.’ Maybe there’s an area lodging scarcity on account of refugees fleeing the pandemic in Sydney or, presumably, it’s only a strategy to meet new mates.”