More than a year ago The Curmudgeon railed (with an appropriate measure of righteous indignation, of course) about the ridiculously long cash register receipts issued by national drug store chains Rite Aid and CVS.  Among other things, he accused them of being enemies – enemies! – of the environment.

It appears The Curmudgeon was not alone in his dismay over the wide swaths of forest the drug stores were denuding just to remind shoppers that they can be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate if they complete an online customer satisfaction survey or are entitled to a two-dollar discount on a product they’ve never heard of and for which they would never have any use.  Many others must have complained, too – while he often carries on to extremes, The Curmudgeon is under no delusions about the extent of his influence – because CVS recently announced that it will bow to its customers’ wishes and shorten its cash register receipts.

Success!  Power to the people!  Onward and upward!  We’ve got our eyes on you next, Rite Aid!

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