Do strangers notice you checking the bottoms of containers in the supermarket? Most normal people aren't curious about who made the container, or the tool, or what kind of resin they used. But if you're like me, you can't resist checking out unusual packages. In fact, I'm sure that the real hard-core plastics packaging fans who read the Plastics Blog are thinking, "Why doesn't he start taking pictures and sharing them in the blog?" Right? It's a sickness. I bring this up because I spotted a delightful story today from Window Film magazine by its editor, Katie Hodge. Hodge writes about how she took her soon-to-be husband to the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, where he learned about her business: covering manufacturers of window film and tinting. Later, while they were honeymooning in Costa Rica, he pointed out some "terrible" tint jobs. "The film is bubbling and in some places has totally peeled off. Plus, it definitely has that purple color," he told her. Hodge writes: "I agreed and we chatted for a minute about window film. Then I sat in silence and wondered how I managed to find a way to discuss window film while on my honeymoon. At first I thought maybe I am just contagious and the week spent in Vegas at SEMA infiltrated his brain. Then it hit me. Window film is everywhere. It's not that we are obsessed with window film (really, I'm not!), but you can't escape it. It's a worldwide product with global appeal." Can you relate? I'm not sure I've ever consciously noted a bad window film before. But now that she put the idea in my head, I'll probably start.
Noticing window film on your honeymoon
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