Friday, April 06, 2007

Protesting his garbage

John Posey is a man who says he doesn't generate garbage, so he shouldn't have to pay the City of San Antonio for garbage pickup. The city says he can't opt out of the trash program; it is a municipal service that everyone gets charged for, including him.

The story is presented by the KSAT-TV Defenders.

I'm not sure I believe this guy produces absolutely no garbage. For one thing, he claims to not take the newspaper, but he proudly shows off by balancing a sheet of newsprint on his chin, which means he obviously has some kind of reading material somewhere. (What does he do after his trick, ask his guests to take the newspaper home with them?) For another, he surely must buy at least the bare minimum of personal toiletries (soap, toothpaste, the like). These things come in packaging, and, unless he's eating the boxes they come in, he has trash that needs disposing.

So, I don't know what Posey is trying to accomplish by protesting his garbage service. It seems like a personal publicity stunt to me. What's next, a refusal of sewer service?

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