Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Sign of an Advanced Culture?

Is it really a mark of our sophistication that we in Hamilton need a 50 page booklet to instruct us as to how to deliver our weekly trash and recycling to the curb? Is the process so complicated or the populace so dim? Will it really make a difference? Has the problem been solved? Or, is this Hamilton's response to the need to create more jobs in our community?

I have read it through and I would certainly hesitate to say that I am now 50 pages worth better informed. But it did keep me occupied for 20 minutes or so. And at least I wasn't loitering on some downtown street corner or, heaven forbid, trying to busk by playing my harmonica outside our city market.

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