Friday, 14 March 2008

The Crime

Well, those of you who went down the recyling route were not far off ;0)

My friend very carefully sorted her various sorts of recycling, made sure it was tied up properly if need be etc. When she got to the local recycling centre she offloaded the glass and cans ok, but the paper and cardboard was more problematical.The container was closed. So instead of taking it back to return another day, she simply placed the very neat bag of card/paper beside the container, assuming that when it next opened it would simply be popped in.

No. Not here. Here this is an offence and you will be tracked down. And fined. And this is, I think, one of the problems for us ex-pats (and ex-pats the world over). It is not that we don't want to follow the rules. It is that sometimes there are unspoken rules, which everyone knows except us. It can make for some nerve-wracking exchanges.

Tomorrow I am going to try recycling some clothes. Watch this space....

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, that was my main lament! I didn't want to break the rules but if nobody tells me the rules then I don't know what I'm doing wrong!