|It may be old but hey it works - my old 1978 Toyota with Lalo|
Fast forward to Argentina and if I had been living more time here when we had that conversation I would have had a different opinion. Here nothing is thrown away – in fact I guess at some time things become unusable but I am not sure at what stage that is reached here. This is a fantastic country in that it has recycle programme that beats any country I know – it is if it doest work for you it will work for someone else for sure. There is a system here that would have city councils in the UK having heart attacks. If you don’t want it or it doesn’t work for you just leave it in the street outside your house and hey presto in the morning its gone – you have put in the system of what doesn’t work for you will work for someone else. It never ceases to surprise me what junk (well to me it is junk but not to someone else) gets left on the streets and even more surprising that in the morning it’s gone. Yesterday I was walking home in the city and I saw old fridge that had been left in the street – well it was the bare bones of a fridge really it was for the bin. But there was someone giving it the look over and after a few minutes he had balanced it on his bike (it was funny to see) carting it away. What he was going do with it who knows but hey hey he was going to do something with it for sure. I just love this system its fantastic and it should be adopted in the UK for sure but will they - no they wont which is a crying shame - there is probably a law against it or a health and safely rule god help us
A good example of not throwing things away is my old Toyota truck on La Margarita. Its 1978 and in England would have been thrown away years ago but not here. It’s not only working still but has a price of 4000 US$ on its head – that’s what we are asking for it as we have now purchased a newish Ranger. Wow 4000US$ I cant believe it but that’s what Lalo says its worth and to prove it we have already had offers.
As the Searchers sang “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” they should have added nor your rubbish - just leave it in the streets and some one else will love it for sure – there is a lesson here - Argentina can teach us something and we should listen
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho of to repair something – anything