Friday, August 27, 2010

Busted at the Dump

When we take our recycling to the dump, which we seem to do almost three times each week, the kids like to take part in discarding the bottles. This, of course, entails throwing them against the concrete wall and smashing them, or tossing them into the pile and watching bottles and jars shatter into an explosion of glass. I have to admit, it's kind of fun.

Not only that, but other people have given us their glass recycling for the kids to have fun with, and sometimes the pile is so high that we can reach in and grab the bottles and smash them. What fun, right?

Well, apparently not to the people running the dump. The other day, there was a new sign that said NOT to throw the bottles but rather drop them gently into the pile. Also, children were not to be left unattended.

That, of course, translated into a directive aimed straight at me that said, "Hey, loser, stop making a mess of the glass." Wow, I felt kind of bad. The kids were bummed, too, but that's what happens when you have to follow the rules.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Rajaram R for the pic.

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