Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Weird About Waste
I understand that the plumbing wasn't working. I also understand that the cruise line probably told people to take care of business in this way. But may I remind everyone, loyalty to Carnival ended when the plumbing broke down AND your in the middle of THE OCEAN!! If our saline seas can handle whale excrement, I do believe a stranded boat and its passengers can safely make a few deposits until better options present themselves. What is so toxic about human waste compared to the millions of marine animals currently underwater making the ocean their toilet?
And this phenomenon isn't relegated to just our aquatic adventures. Apparently we now have a culture of campers and hikers that keep their deposits in plastic bags to take out with them. "Pack out what you pack in" is no longer just a mantra reminding you not to leave trash behind. The aforementioned reminders about all other creatures big and small still applies here but may I also point out that we are talking about a biodegradable substance that is quite commonly used to fertilize the ground? Suddenly human waste is somehow toxic but the cow manure we spread to help produce a bumper crop is good for the environment.
We are a crazy bunch, aren't we?