A Maryland School, USA a few months back made some Boat Time Capsules and launched them into the Atlantic, each capsule was engraved with instructions that once found to take to the nearest primary or middle school as so it can be opened and then get back in contact with Maryland School. a great experiment and educational experince for all involved.
These were all handcrafted by the pupils over 6 months and then launched..
Well yesterday one of these capsules landed on a beach near Manorbier around the corner from myself.
a Gent who is well known for clearing up the beach down there and should be commended for all the work he does like that, found this capsule, but here is where it gets unbelieveable!
after taking photos and posting onto the local facebook page 'I Live In Pembrokeshire and Love It' about his find well he decides not to take it home, or place it in a safe place for later collection..
NO he places it on a rubbish pile he created and left it for the council to collect with the refuse!
Now I know he has done a good deed in collection of the rubbish but surely this does not excuse the stupidity of leaving it to be collected by the waste disposal guys,
now to make matters worse, a local school went down to the beach to collect it a couple of hours later, and.....
there is now a mad race around Pembrokeshire to try and locate this capsule and get it to a school.
I have my fingers crossed that it will turn up that whoever has it now has some small amount of brain cells to realise this is not rubbish, and needs to be taken to the local school.
The person whom left the item, feels he did nothing wrong and of course anyone who critcises his decision is being attacked with comments about how wonderful he is for collecting the rubbish the first place.
Personally I cannot get around the fact that ZERO foresight has been used by this person and i certainly do not think that a good deed excuses someone from any responsibility.
What do you think? and lets hope it turns up.