Volume 94, Issue 28

Thursday, October 19, 2000


Behold! The power of the cartoonist

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Garbage Fairy - no such thing, buddy

To the Editor:

I have an opinion I would like to express: There is no such thing as the Garbage Fairy.

The Nucleus Cafe, like a true nucleus, is a busy center of activity and like any center of activity, it generates waste.

Normally, I try not to let things annoy me. I keep my cool and usually I am a pretty passive guy. But when I sit down at a table and have to put someone else's garbage in the waste container, or pick up a newspaper and find garbage stashed away under it, I can't help but wonder what goes through some people's minds.

Do they think there is some sort of magic garbage fairy? Sorry guys, no one is going to leave you a quarter for being a slob.

I sat in the Nucleus for about half an hour one day and watched four groups of people get up and leave their garbage in plain site, like it was second nature.

They didn't even hesitate to leave it. I guess they're used to being followed around by one of those guys they hire at Canada's Wonderland to sweep up your trash. Yes, chances are one of the caretakers or cafeteria staff will pick it up – but in the interim it looks disgusting.

You're not the only people that eat here.

I even saw one guy who believes in the Garbage Fairy. Hopefully he'll read this letter and realize it takes just as much, if not more, effort to hide the garbage rather than putting it in a bin.

But I've got to give him credit for feeling guilty about it, why else would you hide your garbage?

James Doughty
Biology II

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