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The Hidden Meaning in Gift Wrapping

Why do we wrap presents? Think about it. On the surface it seems like a complete waste of time. You’ve got to pick out the wrapping paper, cut the wrapping paper, tape the wrapping paper. Make it straight. Make it neat. And for what? To have it torn to shreds and tossed away like yesterday’s news. It doesn’t make sense, but then that’s the beauty of it. Enter the gift bag. No cutting. No taping. No crooked seams. Just pop in the present, stuff it with tissue, and you’re done. No mess. No fuss. In and out, like a trip through drive thru. And, best of all, you can re use the bag. Just rip off the name and stick a new one on. It makes perfect sense, but then that’s what’s wrong with it.

Call me crazy, but I think what’s outside the present often says more than what’s inside. Maybe I’m a gift wrapping snob I don’t know. But to me a gift, any gift, wrapped in gift wrap means more than the same gift stuck in a gift bag. The thing is, I’m not sure why.

The message a gift bag sends, wrongly or not, is something like I stopped off on the way to your house to buy this gift. I had to wrap it in the front seat of my car, so here’s your gift bag. I know I shouldn’t think that. Gift bags are great for oddly shaped presents, or for those of us (myself included) who can’t properly wrap a present to save their lives. But all a gift bag eve marc jacobs r says to me is I didn’t have time to wrap this for you.

Inside might be the best present ever, but the wrapping, that gift bag, undermines the specialness of the actual gift. I marc jacobs f anything a gift bag is merely a polite way of saying, “Sorry. Didn’t have time to wrap this.” And therein lies the difference between wrapping a gift and a gift bag, and this difference sits at the very core of why we give and wrap presents.

Why wrap presents at all? It has to do with giving the most precious gift of all time. The giving of time is a gift that is priceless. Time is irreplaceable. When you give a gift that you wrapped yourself, you are telling someone, “You are special to me. You are worth my time.” I don’t care how poorly a gift is wrapped. It could be wrapped in newspaper and duct tape. Just the very effort says more than any present bought in any store. It seems so trivial, but it’s at the heart of what gift giving is all about. It’s not buying someone a gift because you have to or because it’s expected. It’s giving a gift because you care. And nothing shows you care more than giving your time.

A wrapped present is the gift of magic. It’s the anticipation that’s the real present. That sense of not knowing what’s inside the wrapping paper. It could be anything tickets for a Caribbean cruise or the latest game system. Or it could be socks. The actual present almost fades in significance next to the possibilities. Somehow, even though a gift bag hides the gift, the present is still more accessible. All yo marc jacobs u have to do is pull out the tissue, and there’s the gift. With wrapping paper, it takes effort to get to the present. And even once you’ve torn away some wrapping paper, and you can tell what the gift is going to be, you still can’t marc jacobs get to the present until you get all that tape and wrapping paper off of it. Somehow, like digging for buried treasure, the wrapping paper makes it an effort to get to a present. Whether you’re one of those people who neatly removes the wrapping paper so as not to tear it, or if you’re a person who just rips right into it, getting past all that tape and paper takes effort. And the very effort itself makes a present seem more special. After all, the things that are hardest to attain are the most valued.

So this holiday season, consider wrapping a present rather than sticking it in a gift bag the message you send may be the best present of all.

marc jacobs The hidden killerTraining

The hidden killer

Training is a legal requirement. If you plan to disturb asbestos you need job specific non licensed training as well as awareness training. Awareness training alone is not enough.

Job specific training will give you the skills to safely carry out non licensed tasks such as painting undamaged asbestos insulation board, cleaning light fittings atta marc jacobs ched to asbestos insulating board and cleaning guttering on an asbestos cement roof.

Without taking proper precautions, disturbing asbestos could put dust containing invisible asbestos fibres into the air. So, if the asbestos containing material is in good condition and is unlikely to be damaged during the normal use of the building, it’s safer to leave it in place.

Asbestos fibres a marc jacobs re actually too small to see and the only way to tell for sure is for a piece of asbestos to be tested in a laboratory.

Our research shows that some people believe asbestos can be identified using their senses, which is not true:

“The taste mainly. And the smell, with asbestos it’s very, like a dry sort of taste” Painter/decorater 36yrs old sole trader domestic work

“Well if you drilled it you would know. You would know the texture of it. It’s a totally different texture to plywood” Carpenter/joiner 52 yrs old, sole trader, domestic work

Which buildings contain asbestos?

Any building built or refurbished before asbestos was banned as a building material at the end of 1999 could contain asbestos in many forms.

What can you do without an asbestos licence?

Some types of asbestos are too dangerous for you to work with and can only be dealt with by licensed contractors.

Normally, non licensed work includes work on asbestos containing textured coatings, asbestos cement and certain work of short duration on asbestos insulating board.

Short duration means any one person doing this type of work for less than one hour, or more people doing the work for a total of less than two hours, in any one week.

What does asbestos awareness training teach you?

Training is a legal requirement. If you plan to disturb asbestos you need job specific non licensed training as well as awareness training. Awareness trai marc jacobs ning alone is not enough.

Job specific training will give you the skills to safely carry out non licensed tasks such as painting undamaged asbestos insulation board, cleaning light fittings attached to asbestos insulating board and cleaning guttering on an asbestos cement roof.

Without taking proper precautions, disturbing asbestos could put dust containing invisible asbestos fibres into the air. So, if the asbestos containing material is in good condition and is unlikely to be damaged during the normal use of the building, it’s safer to leave it in place.

What should not be used for non licensed asbestos work?

An ordinary dusk mask will not be effective protection as the asbestos fibres are so small.

How can I tell it’s asbestos?

Asbestos fibres are actually too small to see and the only way to tell for sure is for a piece of asbestos to be tested in a laboratory.

Our research shows that some people believe asbestos can be identified using their senses, whic marc jacobs h is not true:

“The taste mainly. And the smell, with asbestos it’s very, like a dry sort of taste” Painter/decorater 36yrs old sole trader domestic work

“Well if you drilled it you would know. You would know the texture of it. It’s a totally different texture to plywood” Carpenter/joiner 52 yrs old, sole trader, domestic work

If I’m working on a non domestic building, by law what should I be given?

People in charge of workplace buildings have a legal duty to provide you with up to date information on the location and condition of asbestos before you start work.