AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Marie Wadsworth, iKen Coleman, iMargaret Doner, iJoan Hovey, iRichard Mason, iStephen Lodge, iGeorge Cunningham, i

  Home > Mainstream > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Messages
· 214 Titles
· 1,035 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Apr, 2006

ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



American Ingenuity!
by ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor

• The Grey Headed Brigade
• A hedge on the pledge
• WHAT !!?
• If teachers, taught, did preachers, praught?
• Ooops!
• Recall Notice!
• Imagine that!
           >> View all

Told to me by a friend in S. Texas.


In a town in Southern Texas, the residents of a new , high end, neighborhood; found an interesting solution, to, what's becoming a common complaint. They were having a terrible problem with trash on the side of the road, and elsewhere, around their neighborhood. 
They, found the source: the six new homes, ....big ones, being built by a local contractor,
The trash was being left, and strewn about, by the Mexican crews working at the construction sites. (McDonald's Bags, Burger King boxes and napkins, and all sorts of litter, from lunches and breaks.


They went to, and  pleaded with, the site supervisors , general contractor, called the City  Police, dept. and the  Sheriff's office, all, to no avail.
There was talk of fines and such, but nothing was implemented, and the trash kept, piling up. In addition, the strong, Texas, winds, were blowing it, all over the neighborhood.

So, they called an emergency, home owners association, meeting, and came up with a possible solution.
They put together a team, about twenty, or so, volunteers, named themselves "Inner Neighborhood Services". They planned to go themselves,  at lunch,
 time and again at 4 or so, to "police" the trash.

Their plan, however, had another aim, besides, them, picking up somebody else's trash.
It was not an accident that the initials for, inner neighborhood services, were: INS.
They authorized some purchases  from the home owners fund, and bought some navy blue baseball caps, and had the initials "INS" , in Gold lettering, put on them.
You're obviously getting the idea, they didn't plan on doing this more than once.
Hopefully the attire, and official look, of their clean up,  would spur some, permanent changes, to the littering, and  a general, lack of respect for the neighborhood, and it's citizens.


Well, on the day of the clean up detail,  they wore their caps and carried cameras, as they picked up the garbage, for hour and hours.

The very next, day:  46 out of the 68,  construction workers did not show up for work, that morning, and haven't come back yet!!!!! It has been, about ten days, according to the friend, that told me this. 


The General Contractor,  was understandably, madder than hell, but couldn't say anything publicly, in fear of being fined, or worse, for hiring, Illegals.

But the
trash, is not accumulating, again, as more laborers are being added to the contractor's work force.

Looks like, they don't want another visit, from, the INS, huh?
 


 

What's that old clichι? If you want something done right, do it yourself.  Good old American ingenuity, hard at work.----------------  Art----------- 
      


Reader Reviews for "American Ingenuity!"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Adding To: Best Friend MEDY MAN(City L A) Mexican-20 Years Said: You Think Mexicanos Are Dirty--You Don't Want To Be Around Central Americans,i.e. Either Way I've been Manager Of 23 Houses,2 Boats, Dance Studios, 7 Apt Bulidings-Dirty Mexicanos Illegals Just Do Not Quit Anyway...

He's Told Me Sum Really Filthy Stuff Sickos They Do...

Neat Article Eye Opener For Those Ignorant Lotsa...

TRASK
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Now that was a rather simple solution to the problem. Amazing what a bluff can cause...
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Right on brother...
Peter
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
yOU GOT THAT RIGHT - USE YOUR HEAD FOR SOMETHING RATHER THAN JUST WEARING A HAT
Popular Mainstream Articles
  1. RENT
  2. A Jewish Boycott
  3. IS IT TRUE?
  4. The Greatestness That is Inside Of You
  5. Published September OM times
  6. Despicable Deal
  7. Ralph Nader: A Man for all (the Right) Re
  8. Published October OM Times
  9. Hindlegs, Horses, and Heart
  10. CUTTING UP IN CONGRESS

The Path by Mary Nickum

A new literary magazine..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Lyin' Like a Dog by Richard Mason

Lyin' Like a Dog is the sequel to The Red Scarf...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.