Wednesday, January 02, 2008

One Man's Trash

You know how if a tree falls in the forest when no one is around then it doesn't make any noise? Or how if you're on a golf course and no one sees you kick your ball onto the green then it doesn't count as a penalty? Or how when I was only 14 I made out with that really hot, older girl on vacation who then went back home to Canada never to be heard from or seen by any of my friends? Well, The Quartet is still on Christmas vacation for the rest of this week and I've often wondered what it does when I'm not around. Okay, not really, but this evening I came face to face with the answer - it makes garbage, copious amounts of the stuff. A new bag was put in the trash can just last night and I know for a fact that no garbage was made during the night, and everyone was still asleep when I left for work this morning. Yet when I came home, that can was full to overflowing. So I surmise that these kids spent the whole day sitting around watching cartoons and generating garbage organically. And they made noise. Even though I wasn't in this forest today, I know there was noise.