Post # 1
I work in an office of about 25 people. In our kitchen, we have 4 bins, 1 for bottle recycling, 1 for garbage, 1 for general recycling, and 1 for organics. The building we are in put this in place about 6-8 months ago and with it, a bunch of signs above the bins showing what goes in each one. Even on the bins are pictures of the most common items and where they go.
I don’t know if you can call it ignorance or what, but people just cannot seem to handle it. It drives me bloody nuts! Like, if you are throwing out your old salad, yes, that goes in organic however the plastic bag it is in, does not, how hard is it? Yes, coffee grinds are organic, but the foil bag each serving comes in is not. If it was just little things it probably wouldn’t get to me too much, I just can’t stand the constant stuff being wasted by being thrown in the garbage, or plastic sh*t contaminating the organics.
Just needed to get it off my chest… I am tired of sticking my arms in moving stuff around all the time. I grew up in a place that didn’t do much in the way of recycling, and I like recycling. I’m hoping we have city-wide organic bins soon.
Post # 3
I just wanted to say that I feel your pain.
It’s these little acts of inconsideration which drive me nuts. Things like… when you park your car on the street, don’t box someone in, and don’t park too close to a corner. If you accidentally scratch someone’s car, please leave an apologetic note with your details. If you find someting that belongs to somebody (for example, a wallet or a piece of jewellery), track down the owner.
If you work in an office, turn the lights out when you leave. If you use the last of the milk, buy new milk. And yes… if there are recycling bins, use the right bins. It takes a matter of seconds to act with respect for others.
HOW HARD IS IT? IT DRIVES ME NUTS THAT NOBODY GIVES ENOUGH OF A **** ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS WHICH MAKE LIFE MORE PLEASANT FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
…. wow. I think your post clearly touched a nerve! That was a very angry reply…
Post # 4
@morecowbell: or the people who are waiting in the drive through line who block the exists for people in the parking lot meaning we’re stuck waiting for you because you’re too lazy to get out of your car and go inside the restaurant where there are no people in line. (the Tim Hortons by my work has a terrible drive through set up that will have a line 20 cars long and there will be no one in line inside. irks me to no end.