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Trash Talk Tuesday: What’s Wrong with Recycling?

Just this past weekend we hosted a Halloween Party! It was fun, lots of laughs, and a ton of kids running around hopped up on sugar. It was a motley crew of individuals some close friends, and acquaintances all thrown together for this one occasion.  However, when hanging with this Motley bunch Mr.MBA and I  avoid the topics of politics, religion, and sex.  It’s only with our more established relationships that we are more comfortable debating politics, and taking on the more heated topics. It’s when you are in a room full of various people, different backgrounds, sometimes it’s just best to leave the politics for the tavern with your closest friends.

 However, I was mildly irked when Mr.MBA was too embarrassed to admit to Mr.Camel Toe that we recycle. As Mr. Camel Toe went to throw out his appetizer plate, he let out a suprised gasp, “Holy crow! Why so many garbage cans?”

Mr. MBA’s face flustered red,” My wife makes us recycle.”

” Recycle?”

“Yup! Just throw it in this trash can, and don’t worry about it!” and then Mr.MBA turned to him slowly muttering with a sigh ,”Environmentalists…”

I caught him at the eye roll!  So, once Mr.Camel Toe walked away, back into the other room. I politely grilled Mr. MBA “What’s wrong with recycling?”


“So, if it’s nothing. Why are you embarrassed?”

“I’m not embarrassed!”

” Why did you roll your eyes?”

“I don’t know! It’ not a big deal!”

“It’s not! But why?”

” I don’t know! I can’t answer why!”

“If you can’t answer why! It’s veggie loaf for supper tomorrow night!”

He let out a loud “Ewwww!”    

As we both strolled back into the room a thought occurred to me that sometimes my husband reminds me of our beagle he’s always loving, kind, energetic, pig-headed, and obstinate. It was later in the evening, once the crowd dwindled, that he finally admitted  he just didn’t want to make such a fuss, and wanted all of our guests to feel comfortable.  Next time, I warned if you make any more jokes at my expense there will be a dry veggie loaf in your future.

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

2 replies

  1. I love the “wife makes” me excuse… My husband uses me as his excuse all the time when he doesn’t want to admit to his quirky behavior. My favorite, “can you take your shoes off. Hilary is very fussy…” Um, no she’s not!

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