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Old 01-13-2015, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Recycling can waste more resources"

If you just checked in to tell me that I am a head case, please do not bother. So, I have been having fun with my roommates. If one stays much longer, he will be the first roommate who cleans that lived here for very long. I have cleaned up after the other guys for most of the time that I have lived here. That one "deep cleaned" the kitchen while I was at drill, but threw away many of my things in the process, and I needed to tell him to move the kitchen table from the living room. I have also seen him in a bathrobe more than I have seen him wear clothing. In the back of the refrigerator, I found an old bottle of pasta sauce, which one of them grabbed from my hands and threw in the garbage. I pulled it out and while they shouted at me and one talked about how wasteful recycling can be, with the others agreeing, I rinsed out the bottle and put it in the recycling.

Not that it makes any difference, since they put all of their garbage in the recycling.

So, today I came home to this:

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Old 01-13-2015, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you just checked in to tell me that I am a head case, please do not bother.
To be fair, we've all known that for some time.

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I pulled it out and while they shouted at me and one talked about how wasteful recycling can be, with the others agreeing, I rinsed out the bottle and put it in the recycling.
Sounds like an educumation problem. Once they're no longer shouting (sounds like quite a scene), ask them to explain how it can be more 'wasteful' than wasting everything.

Start buying recycled toilet paper and see how they react to that.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The latrines ran out of toilet paper at drill. Had I remembered when I had the time, I might have been Johnny Toiletpaperbox. I heard one Soldier going through the stalls and call out "No, no, no, and this one has a roll of paper towels!"

Did any of you hear about this?

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I do not recall seeing anyone who kept their vacuum cleaners in the living room. I brought out a third that I had in the shed, but the last time that I tried to use it, the thing just made noise. The house vacuum was the same model and I wanted to take apart both and see if one worked afterward, but allegedly the friend of a former roommate absconded with it and declined to return the item.

Fix it or recycle it, right?

I just wonder how many times I will have conversations about vacuum cleaners when people come to visit. Maybe it would be better to just rig a curtain, so people instead ask what is behind the curtain, I can say "My room," and the boring conversation dies a natural death.
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What are you saying bro? My father use to collect vacuum cleaners and lawn boy lawn mowers, but he used neither.
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I got roommates because I was broke, but finances have not improved even though I spend about half as much. I am going to have a two-and-a-half-hour workday tomorrow. That must be a coincidence!
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If Ms Crow wants to show me how to wipe with one sheet, she is welcome to try.

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If Ms Crow wants to show me how to wipe with one sheet, she is welcome to try.
How about Angela showing you how she's been washing and reusing for over 5 years ?

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