The other day I was in a well-known DIY store (although it could have been in any one of the big retailers). I couldn’t find the light bulbs I was looking for so I went to the front to ask for help. There was a lady standing near the entrance, someone in a ‘greeter’ type of role – perfect! And she was very helpful, took me to the desk to check stock levels and then took me to where it was in store.
Today I looked at my sad, crumpled, paper poppy and, as I took it off my coat, I accidentally pricked myself with the pin and threw both in the bin.
What’s it all about? I love the good old paper poppy for nostalgic reasons – standing in the cold and rain in the school playground, while my friend fainted in front of me from standing too long! But really, there must be…..there are…..better poppy options! So why do the poppy people keep making paper ones that get damaged within about 2 minutes and which are not only ‘lethal’ (possible dramatic licence there!) but are also a waste of metal – how many pins get made and thrown away every year? Crazy!