Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cleaning Up the Mess

Earlier today I went to work. I don't represent the company so I won't say the name of it, but it's a two story building and I work on the second floor. I'd worked the night before as well, and I've always been in the habit of looking around outside. Ants and other insects especially fly up to the lights at night and it's a nice place to be besides. So you can imagen my disgust when I stepped outside today and saw someone had dumped tires all over the forest. Just Tires. Maybe 17 of them, all thrown off of someone's truck probably and left there. Something had to be done here.

First off, we're not responsibly for cleaning the forest but I felt obligated. It's like someone throwing trash behind your deck when there's a perfectly good trash can next to it. My building actually has an industrial compactor too. People are always throwing their crap in there. They're not supposed to but at least it's better than the woods.

So I had some fun at least. Basically I asked the manager if I could use the cart. They asked why? and I just said "Oh I just need that one."

Behind the building I went, I gathered the tires up, saw some neat egg sacks too to tent caterpillars while I was there, and I was in and out in 10 minutes. Didn't take long at all. Some of the tires had water in them from the rain last night though which was a little disgusting, but I had gloves thankfully.

I threw them into the dumpster... this isn't the proper way to dispose of old tires but it's a lot better than being out in the woods. Especially a place I commonly photograph nature.

Bringing the cart inside, my manager caught me sanitizing the hell out of it. In a confused bit of laughter he asked, "what are you doing?"

I said, "I'm cleaning it off."

... and that's all that was said.