Friday, June 23, 2006

Weed killer

Today when I came home for lunch there was a young man spraying weed killer on weeds growing along the side of the building. One weed he sprayed was directly in front of the steps going down to my front door. Then it rained this afternoon. I am sure that the rain water picked up some of the poison from the weed killer and spread it on the areas that my roommate and I, and any guests we may have, too, walk on to get to the apartment. I really don't want weed killer, even diluted weed killer, on my carpet. My hands were full, but my shoes still came off as soon as I came in the door!

6 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Yes, weed killer is not desirable in one's carpet (or smeared on to wood floors), particularly if one has children.

Removing shoes when one's hands are full is awkward. I must confess I sometimes take shopping to the kitchen with my shoes still on. However, in my defence, the hallway has no carpet and gets walked on with shoes by my mother. If it was my own home, I would definitely be stricter.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matt

The IBEX Scribe said...

The front door opens into the living room, so shoes don't go very far in our place! When we go shopping and have several trips to and from the car the bags are all temporarily deposited on the living room floor. Once everything is in and we have moved the car (we can temporarily park in the drive between buildings but can't leave the car there very long) we take off our shoes and proceed with putting everything away.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Very sensible, Angie.

The IBEX Scribe said...

Well, the way I look at it, Matt, is that if I make an exception for groceries or times when I have my hands full I will start to make exceptions for other things, and soon I would be leaving my shoes on more often than taking them off, so for the sake of principle I have to do things this way. :)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is the right attitude and I would consistenly do the same if my domestic circumstances were different.

God Bless

Matt

The IBEX Scribe said...

That will happen all in good time.