IMO, If the stores are going to sell these items, they should also have a disposal bin. And, as consumers, we should be responsible and use them.
I dropped & broke one of those one time when I was putting it in a lamp. I just cleaned up the mess & threw it away. I had no idea.
I'm probably going to die a horrible mercury death now.:eek
I asked, at a Lowe's or Home Depot, how to dispose of one of those CFU bulbs, and was told to just throw it away. :shrug
I'm planning my birthday trip to Vegas for next month. There will be lots of food!!! Going to the Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse AND the Top of the World at the Stratosphere. And ziplining in Boulder City and on Fremont Street. My outsides may be turning 66, but my spirit is still about 25.
A friend of mine, who retired from being a corporate attorney, dropped me a line to say he hated being retired and was joining the Peace Corps! He is now in the Middle East in Amman, Jordan. This just sounds so bizarre. Is this strange to anyone else, other than me? He is in his mid-60s. This just strikes me as a stupid move. I swear, he is as strange as my little inner voice had told me he is. :ohno
I can understand the "hated being retired" sentiment. I got bored. But I do contract work here in my cozy little corner of the world, exclusively for the company from which I retired. Gives me a professional and social outlet, I can say "no" if they offer an assignment I don't want, and the money goes for cruises and vacations. I would not take on something as challenging as the Peace Corps at this stage of my life.
Well, to each his own. Joining the Peace Corps doesn't sound like fun at any age to me. I'm glad there are some people who want to do it. I'm sure his help is appreciated there and I hope he finds the enjoyment he was looking for.
Maybe I'll feel differently when I get older and still want to feel useful and needed, and the idea of being a greeter at Walmart doesn't cut it for me.