Yech (somewhat off topic)

Yech (somewhat off topic)

Post by scott & iren » Tue, 09 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I have a word of advice to those of you who ship your work and smoke
cigarettes.  Please remember that cardboard and paper are porous and hold
the smell of smoke.  I hate receiving an order and opening the box to that
stinky smell.  I just received a supply order today and yuck.   This seems
to happen most often with smaller companies.  Large mail-order companies
most likely have no-smoking-in-the-warehouse policies.

Fortunately this was just a supply order.  What if I was a retail store and
an artist had just sent me some of her/his work in cigarette-smelling
packaging?

I was a smoker for ten years, and haven't smoked for six.  No one holier
than a convert, eh?  :)

Thanks for listening, soap box mode off.

Irene in NC
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Yech (somewhat off topic)

Post by s.. » Tue, 09 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I have a word of advice to those of you who ship your work and smoke
>cigarettes.  Please remember that cardboard and paper are porous and hold
>the smell of smoke.  I hate receiving an order and opening the box to that
>stinky smell.  I just received a supply order today and yuck.  

I can vouch for cigarette smoke sticking to everything porous. I
ordered silk flowers for my wedding.Either the person making the
flowers was smoking, or someone else was when  they were assembling
the flowers, because when I got my lovelybouquet back they smelled
horrible. To add insult to injury, the mother of the bride, the maid
of honor and the bride  are all somewhat allergic to the smoke and the
smell can bring on an attack! An emotional event to begin with, but
having  your eyes all puffed up and nose  runny doesn't look
attractive in the expensive pictures!  Mom had to put the flowers in a
bag with some smoke deactivator for weeks just so they wouldn't smell
like an ashtray on the big day.  No matter how beautiful something is,
if it smells "funny", that is all anybody will remember about it!

Kim
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