I received a few photographs from a guy we’ll call “Jay.” He wanted to share his stock of “useful” containers. Before I go any further, I’m going to post Jay’s photos here:
Now that you’ve seen them, my first question is: Do these containers look useful to you? My initial thought was “Oh, those look like babyfood jars.” It’s always a pity to toss glass babyfood jars because they do seem like they should be useful for something, but really, they’re not. Not even at all–this is pretty indisputable, no? Especially these babyfood jars, as they are great in number, yet all are empty. Read Jay’s exact words:
“Here’s a couple shots of my useful containers. As you can see, when they’re in a box, it may be hard to tell them from junk. But if you pull them out and organize them, you can plainly see that I have a system, and I have carefully amassed a collection of containers based on important attributes that make them really useful.
Also, these pictures don’t show the useful containers that are already filled with interesting or useful stuff. Of course, I suppose when they’re filled they’re no longer useful.”
Let’s discuss this for a moment. Did anyone catch that last sentence? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Did Jay just say that the containers become useless when they actually store stuff? I am so confused, I’m not really sure what questions to ask to clear this up. Also, I wonder what “attributes” Jay meant by “attributes that make the containers really useful.” I mean, I see that they have attributes like big, small, see-through, plastic, etc. Uh, I’m just not clear on how the attributes transform them from junk into necessities. Maybe I should ask Jay’s wife. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one.
No seriously, I am sure she’s really thankful that Jay is storing these containers, especially the eight or nine HUGE coffee containers–because she knows they’ll be available the moment she’s in a pinch. I am sure that she isn’t at all concerned about the space they take up, or how they look really messy, or how Jay is kind of a packrat (because he obviously IS NOT a packrat in any way, shape, or form).