Sunday, February 3, 2008
"With those three greeting cards you get a free teddy bear," the cashier said to the woman ahead of me in line. And off she ran to bring the woman her bear.
"Do you want a little teddy bear?" I asked the woman. "No, but I'll find someone to give it to," she said. Declining the gift never occurred to her.
Maybe she'll give the bear to someone who couldn't afford to buy one - but maybe it will wind up being one more toy for some child who already has more than enough. And this is one way that we wind up with clutter.