Have you ever noticed that many items are over packaged? Some time ago, I recall that the best and tidiest packages were bought in small curio shops. However, I recently bought a sweater in a high priced gift shop in Vancouver. In return for my money, I received my sweater wrapped in paper, set inside a medium sized box that was then placed carefully in a paper bag. It was a ceremony! I paid for a ceremonial sweater sale! It was very amazing how much packaging was involved in the purchase of an item of clothing. I wonder if the sweater would have been cheaper if there was no ceremony involved. I would gladly have used my own bag, or maybe, even worn it out!
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