I took Miss Emily down to the bridge over the Carrant Brook. “Look Miss Emily, some idiot has dumped a trolley in the brook.”
“But but but but…. that was where we played Poohsticks not too long ago.”
“That’s right, and now there is a trolley in the way.”
“But all the fishies will get stuck and the trees will get stuck and the water won’t have anywhere to go and then there will be a flood! I better pack my hats and hair bows. We may need the boat but I am still busy painting it!”
“It hasn’t reached that stage yet, but we can’t get to the river bank because it is all overgrown now so we can’t even haul it out. I will try to report it to somebody so that they can have it removed”.
Miss Emily seemed to have lost her faith in humanity. “Just look at all the litter laying around too. Don’t people know that they must throw it in the bin?”
“They probably do but could not be bothered. It is so much easier to just dump it where you stand.”
“Bad people! shame on you!” Miss Emily said enthusiastically.
“Remember how you wanted to push a trolley into the water so long ago?”
“I do, and I feel ashamed. Luckily I now know better and will think twice about doing something stoopid like that.”
“That’s my girl. Now, how about some ice cream?”
“Only if there is a proper place to throw the wrapping away.”
I was impressed. “Miss Emily, we will make an eco-warrior out of you yet.”
DRW 2019-2020. Created 21/08/2019.