Dad: Lainey, do you put the tops back on bottles when you throw them away?Me: Huh?
Dad: When you throw away your plastic bottles of whatever, do you put the lid back on?Me: Um, I might. I think probably I do.
Dad: Stop doing that! I saw something where there are MILES and MILES of floating bottles, MILLIONS of them, in the ocean. It's just awful. MILES of them, Lainey. Covering the surface of the ocean!Me: So, that doesn't happen if you leave the lids off?
Dad: No, then they just sink to the bottom and no one can see them.Me: Soooo, your concern is not the pollution of the oceans, it's one of aesthetics?
Dad: Oh, yes, of course. I'm sure the ocean floor is covered in trash, but I don't give a shit, because I can't see it. The floating bottles just look tacky, don't you think?