March 12th – Cleaners

We came across a flock of vultures on our travels today, riding the thermals, and obviously waiting to devour something.

These creatures aren’t the prettiest bird in the world but they do a fantastic job of cleaning up our world. Imagine the smell of rotting carcasses, and the bacteria that goes along with death. These birds are nature’s clean up squad, for which we should all be grateful.

In fact, anything or anyone that ‘works’ in the cleaning industry are so often looked down upon, but they do an invaluable job.

Human beings are generating so much waste these days with ‘must have now’ and disposable culture that has developed over the last few decades.

Many years ago, when working in manufacturing, I always kept on the good side of the cleaners, mainly because they were really nice people, and kept the place nice. Although, they were Subcontractors so didn’t work for our organisation, they’re human beings like the rest of us with a thankless job. By treating them with dignity and respect, you’d be surprised what little snippets of information was passed my way in return.

Next time you see someone emptying bins, or sweeping the street, why not just say ‘thank you’ to them.

Published by taumataman

Slightly mad, with a love of nature and photography.

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