The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - And Even More Weirdness
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"Transportation employees convinced lawmakers of the need for the drastic increase [in fines] with their tales of finding urine jugs as they mowed roadway ditches. 'We hit them, they explode. The operator ends up wearing this stuff'."
Yeah, saw that one bright and early this morning. I have heard of the wide mouth pop bottles being used, but jugs? I would hate to be that lawn maintenance fellow!
They should also look at penalizing the trucking industry for hardwiring their delivery schedules so tightly. Stopping a big rig just for a piss is about ten times the hassle it is for a regular driver, and often puts them thirty minutes behind.
Still.. tossing the bottles instead of disposing them.. ughh!!
For some reason, that squicked me out just about worse than anything in recent memory, especially the part about mower operators hitting the trucker bombs and having them explode so the operator ends up "wearing the stuff." Absolutely appalling.
|Date:||June 2nd, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Maybe the thing that needs raising are the mowers salaries...'cause that's one job I'm glad I don't have.
Yeah....truth really is stranger than fiction.
I can speak from experience that the lawmakers didn't hear the worst of the stories. Back nearly twenty years ago, I worked as a groundskeeper for a Texas Instruments plant along a busy highway, and you would not believe the shit that would be dumped out in front. The garbage dumped by the employees was bad enough (I don't know if the open bottle of battery acid or the used tampon left in the parking lot was the worst), but finding piss bottles was minor compared to finding bags full of rotting carp and barrels full of what I suspect was slaughterhouse waste. I haven't worked a grounds position since 1987, and I still get nightmares about some of the items dumped out on the TI front lot.
|Date:||June 2nd, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)|| |
Kept a cup below his belt
Cup ran over when he knelt
He smelt - We dealt!
|Date:||June 3rd, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)|| |
I can understand why the truckers do it. My parents have their stories, but they also have a pee jug that happens to be yellow and an old laundry soap container. That way they can take it into the truck stop and dump it.
But, if the drivers would put the containers into the dumpster, there's already all kinds of nasty liquid in there anyway. When it gets dumped @ the disposal place or when the garbage truck gets washed out, all the liquid is already gross, so it doesn't make much difference. It all seeps into the ground water and we end up drinking it anyway.
Beware the tied off plastic bag on the side of the highway!