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Where in Duluth? “Thou Shalt Not Steal”

Where in Duluth?

I love this milk crate. I wonder if the message works? Milk crates are just so handy, but I got a little pang of guilt for the two or three I have rattling around my house when I saw this message. (I inherited them from someone or somewhere else because I don’t recall doing I didn’t do the actual stealing myself). I bet it adds a lot to the already tight budgets of dairy producers when people steal them. Dairy producers also get bonus points for actually re-using something unlike almost all of the rest of America’s take-and-toss society.

Possibly related: Someone told me last week that all of the plastic USPS mailing bins are made in Minnesota at a plant in Grand Rapids. I think they have a problem with those getting stolen all the time, too.

5 Comment(s)

  1. I believe they’ve purposely changed the dimensions of these crates so that they’re no longer the perfect size for storing vinyl records. (Or maybe the crates changed for other reasons, but it’s still true that they no longer work for that purpose.)

    USPS mail tubs don’t really get stolen in the same way as they aren’t stored outside, but there is a huge problem with people acquiring them for legitimate purposes and then never returning them, or stealing them from their place of employment. They cost the USPS $4.70 each, and it really adds up.

    Barrett Chase | Oct 23, 2013 | New Comment
  2. I’m going to guess the crates are at the Hillside Market.

    Paul Lundgren | Oct 23, 2013 | New Comment
  3. Ding. Lundgren wins. I thought maybe that was too easy. Or maybe Paul is just that good.

    JP Rennquist | Oct 23, 2013 | New Comment
  4. I lived one block away for 2-3 years. The siding was the giveaway.

    Paul Lundgren | Oct 23, 2013 | New Comment
  5. There are similar stacks of crates behind the Walgreens at 46th Ave. W and Grand Avenue. I’ve always wondered how/why they don’t get ripped off.

    matti | Oct 28, 2013 | New Comment

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