Consider Lines (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 1/23/2020)

Consider Lines

Boxes lined up  – we may easily drop off so we do not wait in line. And doesn’t this photo depict a snippet of our culture right now?

 

Recently – someone said “Give me free and fast shipping or give me death.” momma mia – this is our culture today – delivered to the door in a matter of hours sometimes – and thet is how some of these companies are thriving- they met the consmerism and convenience desires No waiting in a line…
thanks to Joy Roses for this image

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Closing slideshow – went digging into the 2016 archives for a little throwback with these “lines” in some photos – remind me of some special memories that year.

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46 thoughts on “Consider Lines (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 1/23/2020)

    1. hi robbie – thanks for the comment and regarding consumerism – i guess it depends how we defend “need” – lol
      and hope your weekend was a good one

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  1. Some wonderful examples in your slide show Yvette – and your wall of boxes is so telling! I will admit I’ve taken to online purchasing due to an unwillingness to go into stores whenever I can avoid them. I feel a bit guilty about it, and always try to combine my purchases into a single shipment but oh my, can you imagine the amount of cardboard in trash bins the world over?!

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    1. hi tina – it is not really the cardboard that worries me –
      it is the plastic sleeves and plastic air packs in so many of the items that are shipped – the boxes break down but all that plastic?
      and good for you for combining your items when possible
      i wonder when that will be mandatory ? like a person’s orders will be held and pooled together for 48 hours? not sure but the free and fast shipping has been a successful marketing idea

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    1. hi YC – i think those items were actually all the returns – and i was told there was a room in the back that was full – so that changes the mood slightly – but i know what you mean – gifts 🎁 and goodies 📦 for folks to enjoy

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        1. well it was a good assumption because you are right – when boxes are lined up to be delivered there are so many treasures for folks – and stuff can be so nice

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  2. I’m not a believer in palm reading but in this case, let’s go for it! 🙂 That first shot brings back bad memories of the Christmas package glut at the post office. We’ve become a society that wants everything immediately. Sad and ultimately a problem when that desire permeates every part of our lives. A lack of patience, a short attention span, and the like are detrimental to the individual and to society.

    I enjoyed the slide show. Enjoy your Sunday.

    janet

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    1. thanks janet!
      you sure summed it up well
      and we recently bought a foam pad from Linux and i was chucked when they sent a notice saying if it was not delivered by such and such a date –
      we could get a full refund” ??
      i was like “what?”
      and then i realized they took their fast shipping seriously and thought that was cool. it arrived right on time –
      but reminded me of how the delivery industry has evolved – before the pandemic and all the more during

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  3. A great series, Yvette! The first image does says “our culture right now”.
    Thank you for making the beautiful slide!

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  4. And at a glance I see a ton of Amazon boxes … Amazon: right place, right time and to think of their humble beginnings, selling books in their garage. We should all be so innovative, not to mention lucky.

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    1. I agree – and luck has a lot to do much so much business success – as does savvy leadership and then effective managers and a good system – seems as if Amazon did a lot of things right and continue to do so –
      they remind me of maybe what the railroads were back in the day – powerful empires meeting needs and giving people employment – and many low paid workers too – but guess that goes with the business strategy –

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      1. I know people complain about Amazon as it takes away from the small business owners and I do feel badly for them, but COVID also has changed the way that people shop … in that respect, the mom and pop businesses would be doomed as well. Like the railroads shuttling items by criss-crossing the countries, Amazon does the same thing … you cannot fault them. We have several Amazon hubs here and they provided a lot of jobs.

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