Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I am convinced that bananas are probably the ultimate on-the-go breakfast for bicycle commuters. This morning, I placed the nutrient-rich peel at the base of some bushes at the bus stop and was promptly read the littering riot act by a fellow rider. I picked the peel up and placed it 'where it belongs:' in a plastic trash bag on the bus where it'll still bio-degrade, but its benefits will be trapped in a plastic barrier, isolated in a landfill somewhere. Go Green(tm)! Don't litter.

This passive-aggressive moment has been fueled by Chiquita Bananas and The Roasterie coffee.


Bigger Dummy said...


David Glandon said...

I am reminded of the point that George Carlin brought up to someone who throw a banana peel on the ground in front of him. He told the offender that he was littering and it wasn’t cool. Whereas the litter said “Hey man its biodegradable.” George said “Yes and so are human bodies but you can’t just throw them out anywhere you want.”

Noah said...

You can't?!

Hmm. I'll be back in a bit.

Matt said...

Maybe he was just worried that someone will slip and fall.

amidnightrider said...

The problem with throwing things away properly is that there is no "away". Just someplace different.

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