This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, -- The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me! - emily dickinson -

Thursday, May 11, 2006

noxious ideas

for want of a twig, a forest is lost. or whatever my former good boss used to repeat. but that's the deal with many of my neighbors. they like to burn their rubbish out in the open and conveniently beyond their fenced compounds, hoping to achieve, i believe, the following:
1. to save their energy by not having to haul their garbage to the dumpster, which has been conveniently placed along the route these very people take everyday. the dumpster is also emptied everyday by people from the majlis perbandaran;
2. to assure themselves that they are doing a public service by ridding their surroundings of annoying mosquitoes, banshees and what-not that would otherwise bring diseases to whole community.

however, they fail, rather miserably, to consider the following:
1. that they are breaking the law that forbids open burning (the fine is about rm10,000 i believe);
2. that the horrible fumes they produce from burning those used disposable diapers, plastics and various other things derived from man-made material are either carcinogenic, more toxic and/or more dangerous than the bites from the mosquitoes, banshees and what-not that they are trying to rid themselves off.
3. that they are causing unnecessary pain and suffering to those people living downwind from their bonfires who appreciate the basic need of having clean air to stay alive and healthy.

therefore, i wish for these people to pay for their foolish/evil deeds by the following:
1. to be fined the maximum amount and jailed indefinitely by the authorities;
2. to receive the full-blown side-effects of inhaling carcinogenic and toxic fumes that they produce almost daily;
3. to be thrown into the deepest depths of Hell for causing pain and suffering to those who never ever intended any harm on them in the first place.

i feel a lot better now.


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