Rest Stop for Tree Huggers and Turncoats
Some have been critical of the cost of this "green" rest stop, but many believe it will bring tourist dollars to Sharon, Vermont. This rest stop is also home to a large Vietnam War memorial. They believe visitors will go to the rest stop to honor those that died...and visitors have to pee sometime.
"We think it will be a destination stop for veterans from around the country to come and pay their respects and see the first Vietnam memorial on the Interstate system," Mr. Von Turkovich, state director of buildings and environmental services, said.
For obvious reasons, environmentalists are hailing this rest stop and look forward to it's opening in September. It uses less energy than other typical rest stops, and it uses natural means to recycle water. They hope more of these "living machine" rest rooms will be built in all types of public buildings.
There's a couple things about this rest stop I couldn't help pondering:
So it's a rest stop AND Vietnam War memorial? Isn't that just a bit odd? Doesn't it seem like a strange combination? How about combining a DMV office with a wax museum?
I think it's interesting that it's a memorial for those that died in Vietnam, AND the type of plants people will be peeing and pooping on are of the South Asian variety. I wonder if they've brought in any Saigon Tulips or Ho Chi Minh-ature Daisies.
Highway 89 in Sharon, Vermont was a popular route for those dodging the draft. They'd take the highway straight into Canada. So along with memorializing those brave soldiers that fought in Vietnam, are they also remembering the hippie turncoats that probably stopped to pee along the highway on their way to Canada? They've already built some type of sculpture in British Columbia honoring draft dodgers. A sculpture of what? I don't know. I think it's of Chicken Little.
I don't know how well those organisms work, they'd better be voracious. Having lived in a frat house before, I don't think any amount of organisms would be able to handle that kind of toxic human waste. I know guys that can make any plant wilt and any microorganism die.
(Hack). Oh man...too much (Cough)...too much chili!