Sunday, November 11, 2007
Satay in the news.
Though the phrase "Stop Global Warming" is popping up in my students' vocabulary, and knock-off "This is Not a Plastic Bag" totes are becoming ubiquitous at street stands, Bangkok is still a very wasteful city. I have an impossible time convincing the cashiers at 7/11 that I don't need three plastic bags when I buy an airtime card for my phone, and I attract a small crowd of amused onlookers at Tesco-Lotus every time I try to explain that I don't need a separate bag for each item in my grocery cart. So though I don't know why my satay needed it's own little bag, I was at least pleased that it came in a bag folded from recycled newspaper.