This is from the edition of Monday 25 May. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times.
How life has changed! There used to be a time when bottle drives and working bees were an every weekend event somewhere in the community. What has happened? They seem to have just disappeared from charities’ market. Or is it the exceptional success of the telephone charity programmes network for donations of cash? Our community life has changed and today’s shopping is a succession of plastic containers and shopping bags. A downward spin-off is the community bottle drives and a drop in the number of working bees for charities.
We live in a plastic world where everything is plastic wrapped and bottled, making plastic mountains of rubbish.
Then there is another probability, that the rubbish tin can market is booming and becoming another major money earner.
Our drinking habits seem to be a cause of some change. Now it’s wine bottle drinkers and no longer just beer bottles that changed the glass bottle market.
But is it a sign of the times? We have become more well-to-do?