A can of mandarin oranges.
That’s all I wanted to buy, really. Just a simple breakfast before I started the work day. Well, what do you do with an empty mandarin orange tin can?
I don’t have dreadlocks, I don’t wear hemp bracelets, and the word “Vegetarian” does not describe me. (And I realize this is a stereotype, but sometimes exaggerations are helpful in illustrations, so please don’t leave me nasty comments!) However, I have been on a bit of a “Green” kick lately. To call something “Green” is sort of on my list of pet peeves. It seems corny to me. But for the sake of this post, I’m going to describe myself as having gone a bit green lately. (And I know this is off-track, but since when was a hybrid car “Green?” Is it made of recycled metals? Is it biodegradable? Can I drive one forever?)
So, I take my salvaged mandarin orange can, and peel the label off, thinking maybe I’ll get around to recycle it. After I wash it off, it looks like this…
Wow. So I went on a tirade at some people standing nearby. People throw these away every day! Can you imagine?!
I’m not judging your recycling habits. And I’m certainly not jumping on the “I can’t live in the same city as you if you don’t recycle paper!” bandwagon. I’m just a normal person…well, actually I’m an eccentric (and having gotten more eccentric as the months go by), but I just wanted to save this tin can, and use it for something.
Something, something…what can I do with it?…ahA!!!