Kpalime Togo Croix Rouge
Red Cross Kpalime Togo
Applaud, claps and yippee, a good start for the Togo Red Cross or Croix Rouge in the French Language. I told myself, not to think about the NGO-ONG lack of doing anything worth a darn, and I found a loophole in my own rules. I guess I can encourage by finding a couple of things they have started to do right.
This is the ONE trash bin, close to the Post Office on one of the main streets of Kpalime, Togo, just down the street from the big Fan Milk distribution shop. I have found only one, but it is a good idea.
Some people that have read my ramblings and allowed me to annoy them for years may recall or remember me commenting that we need to send a deluge of trash cans to the developing world.
I could take a photo of the disgusting stream or the water ditch that runs right through the center of the main market. However, what is the point; it looks like any ditch in any city on 80 percent of the planet. The developed world as they say is small in my view, about 20 percent, while the developing, under-developed, etc and so forth dominate as the 80 percent.
I think a deluge means bucket of water coming down, it was door number 2.
2. vast quantity: an overwhelming amount of something
I think the USA should send millions, maybe billions of plastic trash barrels to every country on the planet. Then put a very small, not big, barely noticeable label saying. A gift from the people of the United States of America. Then the words - Trash Disposal - in the local language also, however a s huge label.
I want an overwhelming amount distributed, you cannot give, the governments would sell them to their people. Then after they have loaded them up with fish, carried water in them, used for tables, hauled grain in them, what can be left over is an over-abundance of trashcans, because it has to be overwhelming.
The bottom line in life is this, the world, including the USA people are enormously lazy, what is easy to do, they do, there can be no obstacle or they give up easy. IF there is trash can close, then the world will use it, but if it require work, then no. I personally throw my trash on the ground in the world all the time, it is ridiculous, the world is being unreasonable, give me the can.
I would like to can a few of the United Nations people to help save the world.
Ain’t that an euphemism?
This Toilet is up the hill from the main market, past the central Gare or small bus and bush taxi station. It is on the right as you head towards the Sunday - Tuesday market area.
Ok, I do not think this toilet is quite in the needed location, and one trashcan in the city is not going to keep the city clean. However, this is a good start. As long as nobody says, quit urinating on the walls, I assume the world will continue to urinate when they think about it, as always, anywhere and everywhere.
Thanks to the Togo Red Cross for starting along the correct path, when I do not see a person urinating 25 times per day, I will know the toilet project is working. When I do not see the central water stream or ditch running down the center of the main market not full of trash and looking like a sewer, I will know the trashcan idea is working.
Send Trash Cans, a deluge.
By the way, I throw trash on the ground all the time. I think since I have adopted this idea, my life has become 10 percent happier. The constant search, carrying trash in my pocket, was like carrying a continual reminder of dirt. It does not feel good to be the only one looking for a trash can, while 80 percent of the planet is just throwing trash anywhere. I now figure, that is the way they want, that is the way they get it.
This all falls under one rule of mine, the job of management is not to manage, it is to remove the obstacles to production.
Africa is clean compared to India. South America is about the same, and hard to say in Asia, cluttered with people, but the need is there about the same or more than Africa. Africa is clean, big, open area, not really many people.
Kpalime Togo Croix Rouge
Three Good Reasons to Travel
Lome, Togo West Africa
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Legal Notice posted on Beach - Maybe legal, or maybe just a wanna be legal notice.
Les Trois Interdits
The Three Forbiddens
Amende 5000 F or CFA
5000 CFA fine or about 10 US Dollars, about one-third months pay.
Aidez-nous a maintenier notre plage propre
Help us to maintain our beach clean.
My first thought,
- Why would you want to stop tourism? -
Come on, the truth is people travel to South America, Africa and all the remote or off the beaten path to see people behave this way, they want this… I guess and agree, it would be good for the Togo people, there are close to zero tourist here in Togo.
I have been sitting on the beach and watching many or two of three of these per day, maybe the WC is under control a small small as they say. However, it would take work to avoid watching a man urinate on the beach or about anywhere for longer than say 20 minutes, that is about the longest stretch of time before the next tourist show.
I personally enjoy more the walking around the markets shows, normal life and not the part you wish to avoid.
I thought, I will take three photos to match up with the sign, not what I like to do, but why not, something to do, then as I was walking around Decon looking for a 12 volt to 220 converter, I come up on this women. She is standing up and urinating. I never knew women could do this, but it is very common to see a woman stand to do so, pull their underwear to the side and squirt.
This one was more crazy, she was topless, bottomless and all sorts of interesting behaviors. She is standing in front of what I would call the central location of women of the night called Panini and screaming at people. I have been hearing about Panini from Togo men now for about two months, amazing what the men of the world learn about, then tell you, ask about a Hippo and the country has no idea, ask about Panini and they all know Lome. I was getting curious, what is a Panini. I thought it was a street, now I learned it is a bar. I still am not clear, but then again, I never wanted to know or listen.
Culture is the top, bottom and all layers in between.
I am trying to get my brain around why some of the crazy people in Africa just seem crazier than what is average and normal for the world. Crazy is normal, homosexuals are normal, many things are normal. Poverty, prostitution, and driving a carl like a crazy person is normal. The so-called advanced country, about 20 percent of the planet somehow pass and enforce laws to stop crazy.
However, I am not sure, African culture is more aggressive than normal, and I think you take a very aggressive person, then when they become truly nuts, crazy, this is a noisy and difficult person.
Tourism, Urination, Trash, Defecate, Togo, Crazy People
Three Good Reasons to Travel
It bad enough terrorist bomb innocent people, do they have to attack poor defenseless Trash Bins; I used the word Bin to acknowledge our mean older brothers way of talking.
I regularly drop trash on the ground and take great pride in my creative ways of being a litterbug. I would gladly throw all my trash in a can if there is one within 100 meters, if not, let her fly…
(Best Trashcan country is Estonia.)
Khao San Road
Bangkok, a.k.a Krung Thep, Thailand Southeast Asia
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
I at one times considered a joke post, making a map of all the trashcans in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok. I am annoyed, the world wants me throw trash down, they must, or they would give me an easy solution to trash. Now, of all things, the super dependable 7-11 convenience stores of Khao San Road seem to have removed most of their trash bins.
The scoop is this, Terrorist put bombs in Trash Cans. I found this one off Khao San Road and was happy to find it; 7-11 is as far as I can figure to be one of the most trash responsible stores in Thailand.
There is the recycled tire trash bin that is cool, and I it find them in strange places, and Had Yai seems to be very up to snuff as a city.
As a rule of thumb, I only throw trash down inside a city or village, never in the countryside. Maybe I am helping the world to create jobs, however you do it, and if I drop it in the street somebody will someday come and pick it up, and go dump it in the river for me…
Popular places for trash, backs of trucks that almost hit me, in front of stores I do not like, hand to people, leave on the counter of the store. I for sure leave a lot of trash in front of the hotel, the hotel needs to have a trashcan or in front of the hotel is good enough for me.
I often hand trash to locals, here it is your country, you figure out what to do with it.
It is not good, terrorist are blowing up trash cans, I do hope they continue to blow themselves up, I like the trash cans, and the best justice in their cowardly deed is they die. I seen nothing brave about killing yourself up, fanatical yes, zealot yes, but brave no, I do think there is a Darwin joke here in this mix.
Quick get out of the pool.