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They Tagged My Recycling Bin

            I live in San Francisco’s Sunset District. It’s the largest and most populated SF district, but it feels like you’re in the suburbs as opposed to being in the city. There’s not much crime and it’s generally safe to walk the streets at night. But apparently there are gangs and they protect their turf, and I’m right in the middle of a turf war. I know this because they tagged my recycling pin. They actually wasted paint and sprayed graffiti on it. I know that they have to protect their illegal drugs, gambling, and prostitution rackets, but I had no idea that my cans, bottles, and ripped up junk mail are just as valuable. I think I’m going to quit my job and get in on the action now that I know there’s money in illicit recycling. Does anyone want to join my recycling gang?

            Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

            

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Breaking Down Cardboard Boxes

I believe in recycling because I like saving the planet and feeling superior to other people. Cardboard is one of the many things that I recycle. There are pizza boxes, TV dinner packages, soda cases, delivery packages, and all sorts of cardboard boxes that continually show up in my house. It seems like taking out the trash is a constant battle. The thing about cardboard boxes is that they take up space. So you have to break them down before you shove them in the recycling bin. Otherwise they take up too much room and you can fit anything else in. Breaking down cardboard boxes makes sense; it’s what you’re supposed to do. Not breaking them down is stupid and lazy. I’m lazy too, but I realized that if you break shit down then you don’t have to take out the garbage as much. I’d rather spend 2 seconds breaking down a box than spend 2 minutes taking the recycling out to the garage, throwing it in the collection bins, then getting a new trash bag and replacing the old one. Nope, I think I will just save space and time by breaking down this box now and avoiding the real chore. Now if only I could get my roommates to see the light.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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