Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Think It's Unavoidable

Will someone please explain to me why there is a little sign on the glass recycling container that says, "No broken glass?"

Has the person responsible for this little sign ever put glass into said glass recycling container? The first thing every single wine bottle or jam jar does when it touches bottom (or another jam jar or wine bottle) is to break.

Is there someone who checks to see that all those pieces of broken glass add up thus being sure that absolutely no pre-broken wine bottles or jam jars were thrown in there in the first place?

The incoherence of it all is staggering.

Nothing like having Catholic guilt over trying ever so gently to put the bottles in there, hoping and praying they won't break 'cause the last thing I want to do is break the rules! (Well, some of them, right?)

I'm going to have to start taking my bottles to the recycling container in the neighbouring village just so I don't get caught with any sort of broken or pre-broken glass.

That or start buying wine in a box instead. Gadzooks. This might mean I have to make my own jam again...

7 comments:

hubster dave said...

Do you mean break?

kissmekaty said...

He points out ever so sweetly! xoxoxo

Sue said...

Rools r ment too b brokin.

Dig said...

It was a long day and I'm off to edit....LOL

Dig said...

Hubster liked the idea of seeing wine bottles BRAKE just as they fall into the container. Bless him.

Sean said...

Well, you do use your tires when you BRAKE.

diane said...

1) I worry about this every time I chunk a bottle into our recycling bin, which is the size of Utah. I hear the breaking sound, but it is way to far down to do anything about. It's good to know it is an international issue.
2) You likely have fewer empty wine bottles to throw in the bin at this point and for the next several months. Unless Dave can pick up your slack.