Today, just a small collection of odd photos. These remind me of a joke told by Steven Wright a long time ago. He says he owns two rare photos, one of Norman Rockwell beating a child and one of Whodini locking his keys in his car.
Photo #1: Protecting the plastic
Seriously? We need to wrap the plastic recycling bins in plastic sheets, and then place that wastefulness in a box? What exactly is the purpose of the plastic wrap? Maybe they did that so we would have something to place in our new recycling bins.
Photo #2: Surrounded
This is an old photo, taken in a motel room on our way to Mexico. Did I really need a Starbucks latte that bad? I have my own travel cups, but instead of bringing one I wasted a waxed paper cup, a plastic lid, a cardboard hugger thing and a plastic keep-your-coffee-from-spilling stick. My roommate had a plastic bag sitting behind the coffee, and all of this sitting next to a plastic sign saying “save our planet”. It’s a sign to place on the bed if you don’t want them to wash the sheets. I wanted to place it on the bed, but we were only there one night, and I’m guessing the next guest would appreciate them being washed.
Photo #3: Sustainable styrofoam?
Wow. What were these marketing people thinking? Sustainably grown coffee, a beautiful story of how they’re helping the environment, all neatly packaged in a styrofoam cup. My friend took this photo while traveling on an airplane. Not like there’s a lot of choices at 32,000 feet above the earth.
These photos are just a few reminders of our disposable society. How long will it be before our planet looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie? No, I don’t mean the fun futuristic ones where we all own spaceships, wear silver clothing and have intergalactic space travel. I mean the ones where people are trying to survive because there’s nothing left. Yes, this might sound extreme, but is it?