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AIBU consider this excessive?

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Scribbles Mon 22-Feb-21 12:32:49

I needed new knickers. My local M&S didn't have the style/size I wanted so I ordered online. They've just arrived.
Inside the plastic bag they travelled in were four pairs of pants, each neatly slotted on to a little plastic clothes hanger. Each hanger bore a folded card bearing details of the garment - style name, size, photograph, price and some selling points.
Each garment had a cardboard tag, attached with one of those aggravating plastic toggle things, bearing the bar code, product number, size and other information plus, each garment also had an adhesive sticker attached, approximately the size of a 2p coin, reading ,"I'm in the knicker deal”
And, just in case I was in any doubt about what I had bought, each garment had its size, product numbers, branding and laundry instructions screen printed on it!

Maybe months of lonely house-arrest is getting to me and small things are looming too large in my mind but .... where, for goodness sake, did the notion of putting knickers on hangers arise? It's ludicrous. And why so much repeated product information? It's not necessary; it's irritating and it's all adding to the tide of plastic detritus that is covering the planet.

NellG Mon 22-Feb-21 12:34:28


Blossoming Mon 22-Feb-21 12:35:39

They are the hangers used on shop rails, but I agree it’s unnecessary and annoying when they’re supplied to customers like this.

cornishpatsy Mon 22-Feb-21 12:37:01

In-store I suppose they are hung separately so each pair need labelling.

PamQS Mon 22-Feb-21 12:37:26

YANBU. But it’s probably the quickest way for them to be dealt with - all prepared to be sold in shops, then sent out by mail order but prepared for shop sale.

JaneJudge Mon 22-Feb-21 12:40:52

The last parcel I had from M&S looked like a badger had packed it. It was all screwed up and shoved into a bag, no hangers or folding was necessary!

DiscoGran Mon 22-Feb-21 12:48:23

Now I've go this little image in my mind of badgers on a production line, wearing caps and name badges, packing up goods to send out..

DiscoGran Mon 22-Feb-21 12:52:17

I bought a pack of tescos knickers fairly recently, and they are quite good. Probably won't last as long as M&S's, but not far off the same sort of quality. And just in the one plastic packet.

JaneJudge Mon 22-Feb-21 12:53:17

It was always part of the long term employment plan wrt leaving the EU. Keeps badgers, workforces and farmers happy but no one tell the foxes.

DiscoGran Mon 22-Feb-21 13:14:38

Do you think Amazon employs badgers then? I've had a couple of weirdly packed parcels from them recently. ?

JaneJudge Mon 22-Feb-21 14:02:48

I don't know, do you think Weasels would employ badgers? All the badgers I have known have a good sense of responsibility. My encounters with weasels have been questionable but stoats are stoatally different.

DiscoGran Mon 22-Feb-21 14:12:49

Well, that was stoattaly uncalled for.

Elegran Mon 22-Feb-21 14:46:28

How do you tell the difference between a parcel packed by a stoat and one packed by a weasel? The one from the weasel is weasily recognised, but the one from the stoat is stoatally different.

NellG Mon 22-Feb-21 15:05:23

I'm sure someone will ferret out an answer...

Grandmadinosaur Mon 22-Feb-21 15:14:29

My last parcel from M&S also arrived with the item screwed up and no invoice etc or details if I’d wanted to return it.

JaneJudge Mon 22-Feb-21 15:25:16

See, packed by badgers is a growing trend grin

DiscoGran Mon 22-Feb-21 15:27:31

M& S probably have swans doing their parcels ?

JaneJudge Mon 22-Feb-21 15:39:52

It takes Swan to no swan?
I am no very worried about the badgers arms, no wonder they are screwing up the clothes and forgetting with the invoices

JackyB Mon 22-Feb-21 22:46:59

Perhaps we should all meet up in the badger's arms when this is over...

Scribbles Mon 22-Feb-21 23:25:14

All these critters, beavering away so doggedly to get our stuff to us. ... I had no idea!
I started this thread feeling distinctly grumpy but you've all made me smile. thanks

Ashcombe Mon 22-Feb-21 23:43:13

I was foxed for a while but I beavered away at the problem and decided they’ve all escaped from The Wind in the Willows!

CanadianGran Tue 23-Feb-21 03:20:30

I can picture frogs blowing up all the bubble wrap...

nanna8 Tue 23-Feb-21 03:42:54

It spawns a few people who just like to pop it.......

GrammarGrandma Tue 23-Feb-21 10:38:23

That's put the (muste)lid on it.

Hobbs1 Tue 23-Feb-21 10:42:38

It’s not just the plastic hangers etc, we moved house 6 months ago and have had deliveries if all shapes and sizes from building materials to all the finishing touches. The amount of packaging on each item is ridiculous, we have recycled all the cardboard and other recyclable packaging where possible, but polystyrene and a lot of plastic isn’t recycled.