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Question #37439 posted on 07/07/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I asked Board Question #36991 and I would like you to do some additionally sleuthing. I have seen BYU Recycling tote bags carried by students on campus, so I know they exist. Since these bags aren't sold by BYU Recycling, I find the mystery even more intriguing. My primary quest is no longer to procure a bag, but to know: Who is making BYU Recycling tote bags if not BYU? How are they distributing them? Why would someone do such a thing? And I would prefer real answers in lieu of made up ones.

- someone who is trying oh so carefully not to offend the dear writers of the board, and just wants to solve a mystery.

A: Dear careful,

I asked someone with a BYU recycling tote and he said that he got it at a Wednesday discussion group some years ago.

A: Dear Don't worry, I'm not offended~

I'm so very sorry, but I sent them an email and have heard nothing back. I'm not sure what other avenues of investigation to try. Hopefully Whistler's answer is at least partially satisfactory, and if I hear anything, I'll let you know as soon as I can.

~Hobbes really feels bad about this one.
A: Dear someone,

While you're waiting on Hobbes' follow-up answer, I'd recommend that the next time you see someone with a BYU Recycling bag, you ask them. (I'd do it myself, but I don't remember ever seeing such a bag.) Just pretend you're a board writer. We'll even grant you the honorary title for this one question only if it helps. Walk up and say "Hey, I'm doing some research for an online publication, and I was wondering if you could tell me where you got that BYU Recycling tote bag."

It's amazing how well that works.