This is not about any kind of fever caused by plastic or about some breed of people crazy about plastic.
In fact this post might not make any sense to many at all. Yes, if you are one of ‘those’ people.
My friend bought a brand new cell phone. She was all crazy about spending her first salary in buying something this ‘expensive’. We saw her removing it out of the case and fitting the mobile in a fancy casket. The casket looked like a funeral casket to me.
“To protect it from dust and scratches” she said.
“At least you can remove the plastic cover which it came in???” we asked.
“Let it be there for few days, I will remove it later” she replied.
Few days later the phone looked pathetically dead in the casket, suffocated by the plastic cover and dust accumulating.
A friend bought a car. He did not fit any seat covers and the let the factory plastic on.
“Let it be there for a few days” he said.
After 6 months, it was still there. Half torn. Half dirty.
A relative bought a new microwave. The plastic was still on, one month later. Half baked. Some sticking to the back of the oven permanently.
He did not say anything, but I assumed it was left only for ‘a few days’.
Many of us has this weird addiction to our new possessions, be it a car, a new cell phone, any gadget, a new pair of jeans, anything. And the funny thing is this addiction wears off with time, with new possessions.
What’s your weird addiction?
Do you keep your mobile in a pouch to safely guard it against the cruelties of nature? Do you still keep the plastic on the seats of your one year old car?
To be honest I am one of them. J I removed the plastics though.