Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hey world! Look at me, I'm helpful!

About a month ago I purchased a couple hundred mugs from a company for work.  Said company was great to do business with, and last week they sent me an email asking me to fill out a short survey about my experience.  The survey was indeed short, so I took it since I wanted them to have positive feedback.

And to thank me for taking their survey, they mailed me this reusable bag:

I'm helpful bag
Look at me! I'm so helpful!

I think it's kind of funny actually; it's definitely not my first choice of words to have on a shopping bag.  But I went straight to the grocery store from work last night, so I brought the bag with me.  The woman working at the checkout made a comment about it and thought it was great -- because I am being helpful by bringing my own bag.  I explained that I was actually helpful for having taken this survey for this company... but anyway I'm curious to ask others:

If you saw someone with the above bag, what would you think?  Would you make any quick judgments about the person?
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  1. I would actually think the bag itself is saying "I'm helpful" to the environment by preventing use of more plastic bags. It's actually quite cute!

  2. It looks kinda pretentious. It's like walking around with a bag that says "I'm intelligent!", or "I'm smart!". I feel like the bag should also explain the statement.

    1. That was my initial reaction to the bag, which is why I'm a bit wary of carrying it around in public.