Thursday, May 04, 2006


I live in a nice little borough, taxes are relatively high, but they provide amenities in return.
People who live here most like it.
One of the lesser things they do, is when they pick up leaves and clippings (mostly in the autumn) the borough composts them, they are then returned to one of a handful of neighbourhood locations in the spring as gorgeous black humus, for people to pick up for their gardens.
The surrounding towns don't do this.
So, the people there drive in with f'ing pickups and take the humus when it is delivered, all of it. A single truck can take the whole days delivery (which is twice a week for a few weeks in spring). It is illegal, but poorly enforced, and they work quickly to avoid being busted. Some are landscapers who resell the load for ~ $100 or so.

I really hate people like that.
Just saying.

I was too slow this morning to get a wheelbarrow load, some bastards in a red pickup took it all...


Blogger John said...

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7:18 AM  
Blogger John said...

Seems like a few concerned citizens can set up a lawn chair outside the humus spot and take down license numbers of any interlopers. That may put the chill on 'em a bit. If it works for the Minute Men...

7:20 AM  
Blogger Steinn said...

that's a bit harsh, it is currently a misdemeanour, with $600 fine, but we don't need vigilantism.
I suggest a fence - 18 foot chain link fence around the borough borders, with entry only at selected gates. We'll let in documented guest workers from the townships, on a strictly temporary basis. And of course tourists who want to do shopping or enjoy cultural events on short term permits.
Of course we will let in some outside residents: specialists sponsored by major employers; students on temporary permits; large investors; and, anyone sponsored by previous residents, family etc.
That should work.
Of course we can arrange export/import trades with friendly nearby townships. eg Patton could send us Hummus in exchange for Humus.

11:19 PM  

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