Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Peculiar Encounter While Driving Home

So I had quite an unusual experience while driving home from school at about 8pm this last Fri night... I had just gotten off the bypass when all the sudden what looked to be some sort of animal came jetting across the road. I of coarse freaked out thinking that I was going to hit the poor creature and tried my absolute best to avoid disaster. However, just a split-second before the moment of impact I realized that it was not an animal that was crossing my path; and I bet it'll only take you one try to guess what it was. Ding! Ding! Ding! Yup! You guessed it! Low and behold it was a plastic bag! After being briefly terrorized by the thought of roadkill, I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I realized what had just happened. It immediately reminded me of our class and then this got me thinking about the wandering bag's story and so here's what I've come up with:

Many ages ago this very bag was once one of the numerous many bags that we all have stored in the "bag cupboard" in our homes. However, this bag wanted something more in life. He knew that he just had to have a greater purpose than sitting at the bottom of a dark gloomy cupboard. One windy day this bag decided to leave the cupboard and fulfill its destiny. Since then it has been randomly wandering the globe, blowing from here to there, searching for a purpose to fulfill.

Thus, I decided to help this poor bag and so I pulled my car over to the side of the road, got out, and picked the bag up off of the side of the road. It is now going to be one of the first grocery bags I use to make the reusable tote bags with. This experience also got me thinking about how bad the 'grocery bag trash dilemma' must really be if I am seeing random bags littered in public places, just blowing around until someone eventually picks them up.


3 comments:

Michelle Verges, Project Director said...

Mary,

What an excellent post!! :0) It's both humorous and serious. I also think that bag has a sense of humor considering it was once posing as roadkill on the bypass!!

What an adventure!

:0) Michelle

Michelle Verges, Project Director said...

Mary,

You totally have to give this bag a name!!

:0) M

kimlynch said...

Wow! What a great story! And thank God you didn't get into an accident!