Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Old Flip Flops

When I was cleaning up our old apartment back in Montevideo something our cleaning lady has always stuck with me "Don't throw anything away", today was a good lesson in why to take this to heart in poor countries.

You may have recalled my dilemma about my favorite flip flops and getting a new pair. After a weekend at the beach I realized there was a bit of shall we say "funk" coming from them and I knew it was time to go, but I didn't throw them away but put them by the trash chute.

Today some maintenance workers were working on our air conditioner. They take off their shoes (Although usually sandals) before coming in.

I decided to go to the gym and when I opened the door and stepped into the foyer I looked down and there was my old flip flops. One of the apartment maintenance guys had been wearing them.

2 comments:

Bill said...

Cool beans Doc. I live in the Rock Hill area of Rockville, its kinda like Aragona, but probably 65% first generation Latino. If I have something which may get some use I put it next to the telephone pole out front in usually within an hour its gone. One day I got a ride home and to make 3 trips carrying things inside. After the first a car had already stopped and guys were getting out to inspect what was in the boxes..."no la basura"

docreport said...

Bill with the Espanol! I never did learn how to make the funny sign over the "n"!