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I don’t believe it

Victor Meldrew is a fictional TV charachmter who was probably the original grumpy old man.


Not necessarily an environmentalist though he was a big fan of using very small towels. 

I had a Meldrew moment this week at work when I saw this:

plastic fork

annoying cutlery

What the fork!

Ah but it’s not a fork. It’s a piece of plastic! 


It’s pretending to be a fork. 

Hiding it’s dirty little secret. Single use disposable items. What a pain! 

Why make it look real when it’s not real. Just waiting to join the landfill or the queue to the incinerator. 

Or end up as litter in the ocean or countryside. 

Things like this really frustrate me. Is there a disposable item that irritates you? 

10 comments on “I don’t believe it

  1. ecogreenlover
    March 14, 2015

    Wow is it plastic??? Really doesn’t look like it, I’m in shock as well 😱
    Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. faeriembassy
    March 15, 2015

    probably all of them but what irks me more is when I am unprepared and need one.and whats more most of them though your one does look real are ridiculous to use . whats wrong with fingers anyway- how come we have made out that they are ‘dirty’ ?

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    • lizard100
      March 15, 2015

      True enough. I carry a spork in my bag for emergencies now. Or at least a teaspoon.


  3. Rambling Woods
    March 15, 2015

    My Daughter was thrilled as she finally got her place of work to recycle and not throw out all the 1100 pieces of plastic used for meals. That is her third success for more green living at her job

    Liked by 2 people

    • lizard100
      March 15, 2015

      That’s fantastic. We are about to get separated rubbish sorted out. It would be preferable for us to have reusable stuff more though!


      • Rambling Woods
        March 15, 2015

        She has worked on this for years at the facility..small victories..small victories

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Helen
    March 15, 2015

    All disposable stuff irritates me…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. OmniRunner
    March 16, 2015

    Water bottles. But like Helen, pretty much all disposable stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

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