Is there not a whole lot more rubber bands in the world than there were just a few decades back?
I receive a few everyday with my office mail. They seem to be everywhere and they are obviously cheap and expendable.
Are the Chinese pumping out rubber bands non-stop?
I remember growing up in a house where rubber bands were always saved as they were rare and considered an unnecessary expense for a household to be buying. I think many of us growing up in the 50’s, 60′ and 70’s would remember the same thing.
At my house we took it further.
We even had a special spot in a special drawer where we knew that one might be found if we needed one. This was the same drawer that used twist ties and those plastic bread clip things were kept.
It was just above the cupboard where we saved margin containers. Actually I should say this is where the margin containers stack started. Italian to English phrases . After a few years the original stack had fallen sideways and we knew that to find the head we had to open the cupboard door several feet away from the start to find the other end. It was like one big honkin’ plastic python!
To my knowledge, we never had to admit that we didn’t have any used containers.
Upon rethinking our situation, we decided that we could probably make do with about 10-15 containers and the python was thrown out.
What are you holding on to in your business that might need to be refreshed or you may need to rethink? Is it people, processes, procedures…?
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