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An empty plot-Garbage Collector??

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by MahiSree, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. MahiSree

    MahiSree Gold IL'ite

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    Our appartment is surrounded by many other appartments but few empty plots are sandwiched in between.
    From our balcony, seeing all pretty ladies in the road dressed in formals, casuals(very much), and few holding their kids waiting for school bus, is an interesting hobby:lol:...Except one!!!

    Thats really atrocious, i feel.:drowning
    All balconies becomes a shooting point for throwing wastes,garbages straight hitting the empty plots.
    Many apartments have their own dustbins to collect the cumbersome wastes of their occupants.
    But where do they finally dump those? And yes, again into any of the empty plots.

    To confess, though i keep on tell my MIL to collect the wastes in a basket, she'll rightly use the balcony extending its usage for what its made for.

    I do tell her whenever i see her throwing the dump into that plot.

    i will say, "Ma! this would become a breeding point for mosquitos if we keep on dump it with wastes".

    Like a boomarang, her reply will be, "Everyone is throwing, even that lady from 7th floor. Even if i dont do,this would become a breeding point for mosquitos"

    Also she will add, "i feel tired cleaning that waste bin every day. Anyways, the maid will dump the waste in some empty plot. y not we?"

    I'll keep mum, as always.

    And last week, in the next street, construction work was about to start in one of those empty land.
    They started digging the ground and then realised the neighbourhoods as they were not able to tolerate the foul smell of the decaying wastes which were dumped by them into that plot.

    I and MIL were on a walk to the nearby grocery shop.
    While crossing that area, we both covered our nose as much as we could with our duppatta.

    After returning home, i started cooking and collected the vege-wastes to manure our 3 little flower pots.

    When i crossed the hall, i saw my MIL standing on a stool, searching something on the laft.

    I asked, "Ma, what are you searching for? May i help u?"
    One hearing the reply,I smiled and my FIL gave a unbelievable gaze at her.
    Her reply was, "Am searching for the waste bin"
    :)



    ~MahiSree
    :cheers
    (Friends, this is my first blog. So please bear with the mistakes. I shall correct from ur fbs. This thought was pricking me for a long time and my MILs act made me to pen it here)
     
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  2. amihere

    amihere Platinum IL'ite

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    I think this is an unwritten thing, if there is an empty plot without a high compound wall its sure to be the big TRASH can. There is a plot near to our apartment which was under some court case and so it's almost abandoned. I dont have to say the plight of the plot right? Some people even come there to answer nature's call!!!! Though none from our flat throw their garbage there, tender coconut vendors and street vendors happily use it as their dumping ground.Luckily for us they are starting some kind of construction and all the waste has been removed.
     
  3. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Mahisree
    Welcome to snippets.
    This happens in many part of India where ladies through the waste from the windows without realising that later it is they who will have to suffer with bad odour, and you fall sick most of the time becoz the surrounding is not clean.
    Your post is an eyeopener to many who does this, now they can think twice before throwing the waste out of the window.
    Hahaha so at last your MIL want to use the the garbagebin where she counldn't tolerate the smell when she went out ehh....that is really sweet of her.
    Hope we get to read more from you.
     
  4. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Mahi
    This is your maiden thread in Snippets and I should say this is more like a century in the first match in cricketing parlance! It is beautifully narrated with a warm ending. When I started reading it, I thought you were going to give us a lecture on our civic duties but I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be more on human reaction to a civic problem. You have nicely brought out that as long as we are not personally affected, we give a damn to our social responsibility. But when the stink of our misdeeds hits us, we get transformed!
    A good piece of writing Mahi. I look forward to more from you
    sri
     
  5. MahiSree

    MahiSree Gold IL'ite

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    Absolutely...
    Really i would feel like shouting when the same people who talk about environment,health and hygiene indulge in these kind of work...

    Thanks for your thoughts, amihere:thumbsup
     
  6. MahiSree

    MahiSree Gold IL'ite

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    Thank u for your warm welcome Aruna..
    I felt happy when my sweet MIL realised her mistake.
    Sometimes she's very sweet indeed :-D

    ~MahiSree
     
  7. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Mahi

    Welcome to snippets. You have narrated well. Good that your MIL understood the problem. I think in many places in India these things happen.

    love
    viji
     
  8. MahiSree

    MahiSree Gold IL'ite

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    Thank u very much Cheeni Sir!
    Really felt very happy on reading your compliments.
    Its a glad feeling to get first fb from a elderly & talented person.
    I couldnt reply you thru' messages as am not a pvt. msg user...Sorry sir

    Yes...Only when we are personally affected or get influenced by a problem, we would think to overcome our faults.
    And if my post would make readers to turn back and realise, i would feel happy than everBow

    Thanks again Cheeni Sir

    ~MahiSree
     
  9. Mindian

    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    dear mahi,

    a hearty welcome to snippets and as I read your post was wondering if you are from namma Bengaluru and there ! I saw you were ! Yes it is really a terrible habit.i cant undersatnd how people clean their houses but throw the rubbish outside just like that.
    But I must say I found your MIL very cute...the way she quitely looked for the dustbin hahhah

    (Friends, this is my first blog. So please bear with the mistakes. I shall correct from ur fbs.

    that is so sweet of you...do not worry :) you have written very well :thumbsup do come here regularly and have fun.
     
  10. MahiSree

    MahiSree Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks Viji ma...
    Many more are happening just in front of us which we ignore knowingly or unknowingly.
    Just a flick on realisation would bring a gr8 impact...

    ~MahiSree
     

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