A recent letter to the editor in the local newspaper by a resident of my city has raised a ruckus (160 comments and counting!), which is appropriate since it's about people raising a ruckus. The writer of the letter complains about drunken college students partying into the wee hours of the night. She mentions at one point that "Recently, about 2 a.m., a boy was urinating in our driveway. I shouted to him from the porch to stop and move on."
Though I'm a little more tolerant of college students from my many years of living in college towns, I must admit I would also have yelled at the boy.
However, I would have yelled at him to stop peeing in the driveway and start peeing on my garden.
Apparently, urine works well as tomato fertilizer.
I've been eating fresh tomatoes from my garden since July or so and am just now running out. Next year, maybe with some extra oomph from drunk college students, my fresh tomatoes will last into December.
Even public urination can have its benefits.
Perhaps the woman who wrote the letter should start gardening more.
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