I take the girls to school every morning. About once a week I find that I have been remiss in trimming my finger nails and take the opportunity afforded me at one of Houston’s infinite red lights to give myself a little trim.
One morning I’m tossing the clippings out the window and Zoey says:
Now hold on a second….
I explain that finger nails are not litter. They turn to compost and eventually soil that is good for the environment. Unlike the soda bottles, red bull cans and various plastic bags we often see. I thought it was a nice save.
“Well. You shouldn’t do it anyway.” Indignant. Yeah, that’s what she was.
She proceeded to give a disjointed argument against the tossing of fingernails out the window for about 10 minutes. I really couldn’t make sense of it. Something about garbage and compost don’t belong on roads.
I responded with an intelligent and well thought out question.
“You shouldn’t do it.”
“It’s just gross.”
Ah. The point.