Me, Miss Insufferably Self-Righteous don’t use any plastic containers, me, at the last rain storm brought out the little piece of anti-ant chalk Steve and I got at a Chinese market. It said, “Non-toxic,” and so whenever it rained in San Francisco and the ants crawled indoors, I’d bring out the chalk. “It’s non-toxic!” Then happily draw circles around the ants, who within minutes start staggering around the kitchen floor. No wonder they walked in circles and collapsed, and were dead dead dead.
I just learned at a dinner party the other night that the chalk is DDT. I’m at once suspicious of everything, since everything kills you and so naive. “But it read, ‘Non-toxic’ on the package!”