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Waste not, want not

Last month I wrote concerning — for the most part — the “All American Attitude” i.e., waste, greed, overindulgence, and apathy toward the environment. By the way, the last, used in the adjective form, apathetic, was missing the first “a”. Upon further reflection, that was, in retrospective eloquence, appropriate.

I’ll try not to take too much time cause I don’t want to get writer’s cramp. Let me just take them one at a time.

Waste: takes on many forms as a noun, adjective, or adverb, but in any case is basically non-conservative. Don’t get your knickers in a bundle. I’m not suggesting we all join the GOP. On the contrary, I prefer to keep politics out of the majority of my correspondences. Think water here.

We’ve all heard throughout our lives, “waste is a terrible thing” in all its forms. Some of us try to recycle. Makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, which in my opinion indicates a subconscious self-adoration. But it’s OK; at least we try, although some of our efforts are abused by seemingly well-meaning collectors who deliver these recyclables to places which, unbeknownst to us, use our efforts as landfill. I’ve witnessed this sin, so waste not, want not. Except for milk and Oreo cookies. Oh yeah, that’s overindulgence. Never mind.

P.S. — Don’t water your grass between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or take your trash out at night.

Think about it.

“Uncle” Joe Lewis


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