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Goofus and Gallant: Recycled

Remember sitting in the waiting room as a kid wondering if the dentist would have to drill and fill a cavity? The dread, the anxiety, the copy of 'Highlights for Children' in your sweaty palms, the page opened to 'Goofus and Gallant'.

Gallant, of course, was the uber-proper kid, the one who always ate his vegetables, brushed after every meal, made his bed each morning without having to be told. Goofus, on the other hand, was like a sociopathic pyromaniac whose Ritalin prescription had just run out.

It got us thinking at Chatham Recycles: What if Goofus and Gallant were around today and they visited the Town Recycling Center?

Gallant stacks his newspapers neatly in the newsprint shed. Goofus stuffs his newspapers in his pants and asks "do these Wall Street Journals make me look fat?"

Gallant carefully lines up his clear glass bottles on the appropriate sorting table. Goofus smashes his bottles against a wall while screaming "ohhhhhh, the humanity!"

Gallant knows that aluminum cans should be placed in a special area so the Boy Scouts can redeem them for cash. Goofus also knows that aluminum is worth money, so that's why he brings along a can-smasher and a duffle bag.

Gallant tosses his plastic milk jugs in the appropriate recylcing bin. Goofus stuffs a pair of milk jugs in his shirt and asks a recycler "so, you think I can get a job at 'Hooter's'?"

Gallant places his old magazines on the table reserved for glossy publications. Goofus gets 16 paper cuts on his hands, but finally scrounges up a copy of the 'Victoria's Secret' catalog.

It kind of goes without saying, doesn't it? We want everyone in Chatham to Recycle, but when you're at the Recycling Center, try to be a Gallant -- rather than a Goofus.

 

spot illustration © 2007 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved

article by BS

 

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2016 (at half-year) 39%
2015 32%
2014 29%
2013 30%
2012 37%
2011 42%
2010 29%
2009 20%

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ChathamRecycles.org is the official website for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Chatham, Massachusetts. Whether you are a business, a year-round resident or are simply visiting our community on Cape Cod, we ask that you do the right thing and start recycling today! The Recycling Center can be found at the Chatham Transfer Station at 97 Sam Ryder Road Chatham, MA 02633 508.945.5156 email. For a map and directions, please click here