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originally posted by: Mr Headshot
I actually have a somewhat similar story.
Two friends of mine and I made a late night subway run several years back. We all got footling subs, but they were all different. The SANDWICH ARTIST out mine in its own bag, and handed it to me prior to finishing either of my friends sandwiches. He then put those sandwiches in a bag together.
So, my sandwich by itself and my two friends together.
The bag literally never left my hand except for a few seconds when I paid, but their sandwiches were still being made.
When we got home, I pulled my sandwich out of the bag, except it wasn't what I had ordered. It was what one of my friends had ordered. Mine was in the bag with the other sandwich.
Besides the various properties of the plastic resin itself, there's also a good amount of mineral fillers used in common plastic items. Everything from trash bags, soda bottles, and car parts can have mineral fillers. Most commonly they're talc, calcium carbonate, feldspar, or calcined clays. As you pull or stretch the plastic making the material thinner or just exposing more surface, the difference in the refractive index of the mineral fillers to the resin becomes more noticeable. Black plastic trash bags are one of the easiest to see this. Usually they're filled with talc or calcium carbonate, which is fairly bright to begin with and in these applications is ground pretty fine. It will scatter the light pretty easily and appear white as you slowly stretch the black plastic bag.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
Am in SLC for work. My 2nd day here and need some beers. I don't know the area very well and the traffic is insane. Drove a few blocks to a gas station to see if they sold alcohol. Thought, "Oh this is close enough to walk next time. Good."
But then was thinking I'd do that only if they put alcohol in black plastic bags. There are Mormons circling around the apartments here and I don't want to be THAT guy who says, "I'd like to listen to you, but I'd rather be drunk right now."
You know, I'm just trying to be tactful in a place that's strange to me.
Black plastic bag. Cool. I won't feel like I'm brandishing my rebellious habits as I walk to and fro now. Put it in the back of the truck.
Get back to the apartment. White/ transparent-y plastic bag that shows off the contents.
I was stunned. I am just flummoxed. This just happened, right now, all about in the last 10 minutes.
There is no mistaking this. It's all still fresh and tangible in my mind. HOW???
This wasn't something like, "Didn't that sign used to say...?" or "Wasn't that house a different color...?"
This was something I was actively thinking about and paying attention to as it happened. This is just beyond weird.