27 July, 2012
This week’s rant is brought to you by the letter T - as is in Trash.
I am absolutely appalled by the amount of trash/garbage/refuse that I have seen lying along the sides of the roads these last few weeks. I’ve witnessed everything from an old mattress, to old shoes and a chair, but the worst thing of all has been the amount of fast food trash.
Have people really become that lazy and oblivious to the world around them? Apparently so. Do they think that by tossing their SH*T out the window, it will magically disappear? Apparently so.
I just can’t understand what these individuals can possibly be thinking. Oh wait – they aren’t! There are trash cans at every fast food outlet. Public parks, malls and almost every other public space have trash cans. Every household has at least one trash can. Use them!
I read a local news article yesterday where one town has the problem of finding whole trash bags full strewn about their rural areas because certain counties have a “pay per bag” service. So in order to avoid paying the “bag tax” of $2.00, they will spend at least $2.00 in gasoline to drive to a rural area to dispose of their trash. I guess it makes sense if you’re an IDIOT!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a miracle solution to the problem. I could blame the kids, but then I’d have to blame the parents because we know inconsideration for other’s feelings, things and places is a learned response. It's shameful...
Too bad, I didn’t have a cure for the “idiot syndrome”, I’d be rich.