Monday, December 5, 2011

This is why snow globes should be made out of plastic...

"Oy! Where's my globe gone?"

You would think that ornaments would be made tough - after all, they will eventually find their home somewhere in plain sight for you show off to family and friends alike.

Add to that the logistics of getting said ornaments from their place of purchase, to your home - especially if they are purchased in some far-off exotic country. Bubble wrap and all those other soft things.

Inevitably then, during their short life, ornaments are exposed to an assortment of knocks, drops, kids, pets, and numerous other terrifying safety threats, all of which could end their pretty existence in a second.

Take Mr Teddy Santa Snow Globe above, for example.
He too, was a peaceful, chilled out and laid back Christmas ornament once upon a time.
Just look at the poor guy now. What a shame.

Believe it or not, there is a point to all of this - and that is an appeal to ornament makers all over the world (a.k.a. China), to make your damn ornaments out of something just a tad stronger than the thinnest glass you could find.
How about clear perspex instead of glass? It's less likely to break when dropped, and it would sure as hell be a lot safer, because if it did break, you would not have microscopic shards of glass to worry about...

Just a thought... :)


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