[An email exchange between myself and a homeowner at a high-end townhome community in one of Houston’s wealthiest neighborhoods. I swear I am not making this up.]
Me: [to the entire community] “Your waste management provider delivered recycling bins to your neighborhood this morning. Recycling service will start this Friday.”
Him: “I am not interested in this. What should I do with the container that is at my home?”
Me: “If you don’t want to participate in recycling, I’ll contact your provider and find out when they can collect your bin. “
Him: “Please have them take the container away. Or, if they would like, I will throw it in a dumpster.”
I should probably point out that I edited his responses. For the sake of brevity, I cut out the part where he told me how much nicer his other home is.
Oh, and his yacht. His yacht’s apparently a big step up from this dump.
Really wish I’d thought to encourage him to recycle the recycling bin. Maybe use it as a planter or something. I assume he would’ve found that just as hilarious as I do.