Alluring product packaging

By Jeff Garrett
This item appears on page 31 of the January 2021 issue.

This month’s winner, JEFF GARRETT of Lauderhill, Florida, is a tour operator:

On my fall “5 ’Stans” tour in 2018, our group made a pit stop near lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. At this stop there is a modern gas station, with a beautiful Western WC, and a modern supermarket, where our groups always stock up on “goodies.”

Even though there were ample bottles of drinking water in our Sprinter van for everyone, one couple on the tour, Jay and his wife, Kim, were always stocking up on bottled water on their own.

Well, Jay emerged from the market with a HUGE bottle of what he presumed was drinking water. When he asked our guide, Ramil, about the plastic bottle having a blue color, the guide read the Krygyz print.

Jay and his wife were the proud owners of a bottle of glass cleaner.

We told Jay that we would gladly put him to work cleaning the windows on our van.



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