Monday, July 21, 2008

"Green" as a Fashion Statement?

I admit I'm grumpy. (No Snow White cracks, please). It's wicked hot (91 degrees) and humidity is awful (I can hear Tee in Georgia snickering, "You yankees don't know what real humidity is!" No doubt she's right).

I just got back from a Target run. Now, Target is my thang. I worship in the land of the big red circle. I get a kick out of seeing what the latest trends are, at least with youth. It keeps me ahead of the game. Target is pretty smart with their marketing strategy; they're on top of what's hot, they keep the merchandise on the shelves six weeks, then they yank it for the next hot trend. (Really - I read it in the Wall Street Journal).

Now, I told you that to tell you this.

When I walked in to Target today, the first thing I saw was their handbag/purse section, and on the end cap, all these tote bags with saying about "I'm Green" and ... well let me show you:


And it offended me. That's right, my delicate sensibilites were highly offended.

Doesn't it go against all that "being green" is about? Reusing, Reducing, Recycling - not, more conspicuous consumption turning "being green" into a fashion statement. It just seemed wrong to me. But like I said, I'm cranky from the heat.

On the other hand, this one made me laugh:

2 comments:

noble pig said...

Yes go for the sunny-side up bag...it will make you laugh whenever you leave the house!

Tee said...

ROFL!!! You are so right. Hot weather! Ya'll only have a few days of hot weather. Let me tell you about HOT. This summer hasn't been too bad, it's only been 100 degrees a couple of days, but let me tell you about last year. We had many days over 100 degrees, several of which were up around 105, now that's HOT! Seems like the entire month of August the temperature was well over 100 degrees every day. Fortunately, last year there was no humidity, if had been the normal humid hotness, the 105 degrees would have been totally unbearable. In GA, 91 is probably about normal for this time of the year.