Another National Threat

images (1)As if it is not enough that we have to worry about Global Warming devastating the climate and making the world unfit for habitation by man or beast. As if it is not enough we have to worry about the ISIS threat taking over the world and minimizing the role of women in society and making all men wear funny looking hats. As if it is not bad enough that we have to worry about bed bugs, killer bees, fire ants, or fleas. As if it is not bad enough we have to worry about measles, small pox, chicken pox, or unvaccinated children. No, that is not enough. We as a society now have a new worry, a new problem, a new scourge. We now have the problem of the K-Cup.

For the uninformed, the K-Cup disposal problem is an unexpected side effect of a great coffee-making system known as a Keurig. The K-cup was invented by the founder of the Keurig coffee system, Dick Sweeney. You would not think someone with such an innocuous sounding name as Dick Sweeney could be the person responsible for the end of the world, as we know it. But alas, it is true. It has been reported that the K-Cup is filling our land fills across the nation. As a result, there is not enough room in the land fills for all the other things we need to dispose of, such as Styrofoam products, tin cans, and worn out tires. It has been reported that Mr. Sweeney has apologized to the world for the devastating effects of his invention. He has not personally apologized to me, nor do I expect such an apology. And I am glad that he has not because that way I can continue to use my Keurig Coffee Making System guilt free. In my opinion the Keurig is the greatest invention since the bread slicing machine. (You thought I was going to say sliced bread, didn’t you?)

It is my opinion (I know, I know) that since we have his K-Cup scourge, the only responsible thing to do is find alternate uses for the used K-Cups that will make us feel better about using them and will delay the disposal of the K-cup until after its alternative use is completed. The will not actually solve the problem or help with the land fill problem, but will make us feel like it does. An alternate solution may be to open more land fills. This will, of course, create more jobs as more people will be needed to collect and drive additional refuse to additional landfills. I am sure the craftier among us (not me) could develop clever ways of reusing the K-Cups, such as stringing them in to necklaces, making hula skirts, and Christmas tree ornaments. We could go retro with them and use them as doorway chains, much as we used strings of beads in doorways back in the 1970’s. Every lamp chain, and ceiling fan chain could have a decorative K-Cup at the end of the pull. The possibilities are limitless.

If we stand strong, and if we stand together, we can overcome this latest threat to our lifestyles and our environment. By standing together and acting as one we can overcome the K-Cup scourge and get back to solving the real problems of this world.

Those are my thoughts, what are yours?

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  1. AnonymousMarch 13, 2015

    You’re hilarious! ALTHOUGH……. Used K cups DO make great seed starters!

    1. Tom LindMarch 13, 2015

      I have heard they make great seed starters. When they legalize pot the landfills will be positively impacted.

  2. Judy aka Judi aka JudithMarch 14, 2015

    Since I only have an old Mr.Coffee I am absolved of guilt! Hmm…….
    there are those times when I drink out of a K-cup at others home. Guess I have to absorb some of that guilt anyway!


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