Friday, 18 November 2016


Winter Has Come.

I have been very aware of the need to recycle in this day and age of constant waste and over packaging. It just seemed that every where I went in the last few days all I saw was signs for recycling.

The caravan site I stayed on had a large recycling area and when I visited the hospital with my friend there were recycling post all over the hospital. 

I often wonder just how much of all the stuff in those bins ever does get recycled. I wondered about this because if we are doing so much recycling then why are we also rapidly running out of the world natural resources?

This brought to mind a rather old story.

A Glasgow man was in the local cafe having coffee and sandwich with butter and jam when an American man, chewing gum, sat down next to him. The Glaswegian ignored the American, who, nevertheless, started up a conversation.
The American snapped his gum and said, "You Scots folks eat the whole bread?" The Glaswegian frowned, annoyed with being bothered during his breakfast, and replied, "Of course."
The American blew a huge bubble. "We don't. In the States, we only eat what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle them, transform them into croissants and sell them to Scotland." The American had a smirk on his face. The Glaswegian listened in silence.
The American persisted. "D'ya eat jam with the bread?" Sighing, the Glaswegian replied, "Of course." Cracking his gum between his teeth, the American said, "We don't. In the States, we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam and sell it to Scotland."
The Glaswegian then asked, "Do you have sex in the States?" The American smiled and said, "Why of course we do." 
The Glaswegian leaned closer to him and asked, "And what do you do with the condoms once you've used them?" "We throw them away, of course." 
Now it was the Glaswegians turn to smile. 
"We don't. In Scotland, we put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into chewing gum and sell them to the United States."

Sometimes boasting too much comes back and makes you wonder. 

My apologies to my friend is the USA. I really do hope you all have a good day.

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