The Link(?) Between Garbage And Economic Prosperity
Letters to The Editor
Sir, I am writing this letter to you today because I would like your assistance in thanking someone. A few days ago, while driving home from work, I noticed someone throwing their garbage out of the window of a bus waiting at a junction. Sir, it is this individual that I would like to thank and I am seeking your assistance in doing so by asking that you publish my letter. What follows is for him (or her):
You see, when you (i.e., the throw-er of the garbage) threw whatever you threw out of the window, you weren’t littering, you were doing your bit for the economy! You were trying to show us that there is another way besides tourism!
You probably figured that if everyone else were to throw their trash out of the windows of buses and cars and trucks and whatever other vehicles that had windows that were available to throw trash out of, that it would result in the SSA going on a mass recruitment drive, or, increasing the salaries and wages of its current employees (as a result of the increase in trash).
You are clever, whoever you are. They (whoever ‘They’ are or were), wouldn’t just let the trash sit there and pile up. No, you knew that someone would come behind you and clean it up at some stage.
You never intended to act in a selfish, dirty, disgusting, shameless and disrespectful manner. You were merely trying to achieve two important objectives: 1) Job creation and 2) Increased wages and salaries! How noble of you!
An increase in employment and/or wages would be good news for everyone! Wouldn’t it? Yes Sir! More people working (and earning more we hope) means more money being spent in the local economy. Hah!
Who needs tourism?
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