Godspeed, Box!

We take advice from many literary sources here at New Escapologist. From children’s fantasy to DH Lawrence.

The words “barrel” and “scraping” might come to mind when I tell you this, but the lid of this knackered old shoebox has some good advice for life too.

I’m sure it’s only there as a point of corporate greenwashing, but you can’t knock the words when you take them at face value.

I decided to follow the “reuse” advice and use the shoebox to ship a stereo speaker I’d sold on eBay.

Something went wrong though and the customer returned it, so the box did double-duty by coming all the way back to me.

Even after all this, the box was not yet ready to disintegrate. So I used it to send five copies of my book to the legal deposit agency.

Here’s hoping they make it. Gulp. Godspeed, box!


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at www.wringham.co.uk/about.

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