Saturday, 7 June 2008

One man's trash

is another man's treasure. Which is what sprang to my mind when offloading my trash and bumping into poor old Genghis Khan who had been disposed of by his previous owner.

But of course, the local authorities have for some time now refused to take him on board of their garbage trucks, which could be for numerous reasons:

  • He is recyclable but not wrapped in a Local-Borough-Authorised Pink Bag and will therefore not qualify as recycling or
  • Despite his lean figure, he would be considered bulk refuse and therefore would need to get an appointment to be picked up individually.
One could argue that the second treatment is much more appropriate for a figure of his historic stature.

Even though it would land him exactly where the first option would lead him as well, onto the landfill of history.