Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Dinner & Stupidity

Ericsson CF388 - 10 year old plastic dinner.

"We have cell phones." I said, greeting the girl behind the counter. The naïve and confused Pizza Pizza employee asked, "for… me?" in such a naïve and confused way that I almost laughed.

"No." I pointed to the sign on the counter, "for the cell phone recycling program you have. You know, cell phones in exchange for pizza?"

She looked even more confused. Was I playing on her gullibility? Perhaps she was shocked that a random customer knew more about their promotions than she did. She leaned back and moved her eyeballs over to the slick sign I was talking about. She didn’t know what to say, and ran off to get her manager. I noticed that she ran like a girl.

When the manager came around the corner he held his hand out and smiled. We handed him our cell phones and charger, and he explained to the girl that we each got a free slice of pizza.

Pizza Pizza, Ontario's #1 pizza. Ontario's #982 recycler.I felt great. Not only were we helping the environment by driving our Insight to the restauraunt but we were also recycling our old NiMh batteries and cell phones. On top of that, Pizza Pizza makes a donation to some environmental thingy. Who wouldn’t feel good about free pizza & less junk in their kitchen drawers?

We sat in the restaurant, eating our free pizza and smiling. When we finished, we stood up with our cardboard pizza trays and looked for the recycling. We looked and looked, but found nothing.

No recycling for paper, no recycling for cardboard, no recycling for bottles, no recycling for cans. Nothing.

How hard can it possibly be to recycle cardboard at a business that has cardboard as its primary garbage type? It blew our minds that Pizza Pizza can recycle cell phones, but not paper products. How backwards is that? So we folded our cardboard trays, took them home and placed them into our own BLUE BIN, which every household in our city has.

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Blogger Rainypete said...

Ahh, but your greasy cardboard belongs in your green bin oh environmental one.

I do think it's pretty daffy not to have recycling on hand in the stores though. That's just plain wrong.

2:05:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

The cardboard was so clean that we offered them back to the manager, but he said they were contaminated. He quarantined the area and we had to sleep there overnight.

3:14:00 PM

Blogger Aims said...

that is just backwards!

3:18:00 PM

Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Oh the irony! But free pizza is still free pizza.

4:26:00 PM

Blogger Richard said...

Did you wonder what they did with the old phones? You didn't notice a slight crunch to the pizza, or find a number key in the meat feast?

4:28:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

LOL! I wondered what their new "3-Topping Swedish Technology Blast" pizza was.

6:38:00 PM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

Wow how earth friendly you are. I can not say I am anywhere near that conservative. I have given money for charities to help the planet but taking my own garbage home with me.....nope can not say I have ever done that.
Save the Humans!

7:08:00 AM

Blogger patti_cake said...

wow that's a GREAT concept. I think we've got a few old cell's hanging around if Madison didn't bury them or something.
I love recycling but I love free pizza even more!

11:36:00 AM


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