I saw a bag of dog shit on my morning walk. I didn’t think much of it until I saw another bag of dog shit on the next block. And then another in the park, this one was actually hanging from a tree branch. It’s weird that someone had the time and consideration to bag up dog shit so people wouldn’t step in it, but then they just leave it there. It seems like a very time consuming way to litter. They even take the time to tie up the bag.
I don’t understand why it’s so hard to simply throw away your bag of dog shit. You already bagged it. That’s the bulk of the job right there. The worst part is over. Chuck it in a bin and you’re done. Task completed. You’re an asshole if you leave it for other people to deal with.
The many bags of deserted dog shit makes me wonder if there are multiple violators or if it’s a lone serial dog doo doo ditcher in my neighborhood. I’m curious but not determined to catch the culprit. I’ll keep an eye out but I’m not setting up any cameras or sting operations. I’d throw away the bags myself but I won’t touch anything I don’t have to in this time of Covid.
There’s a new video going around the Internets involving a Russian chick on a motorcycle. She goes around town with a helmet video camera and records her interactions with littering drivers. Someone will throw some garbage on the ground, she will pick it up, catch up to them, and throw their garbage back at them and speed away. It’s very satisfying to watch, especially if you’ve ever had to deal with someone else’s trash. The girl is obviously brave. It takes balls to stand up to others and do the right thing. It takes a special set of balls to do the right thing in Russia. I’ve seen enough dash cam videos to know that you don’t want to fuck with Russian motorists.
One of the biggest drawbacks to smoking isn’t cancer, it’s cigarette butts. Cigarette butts are the leftovers from a cigarette that’s been smoked. It’s the part with the filter and a tiny nub of tobacco. They are everywhere because cigarette smokers like to flick their butt when they finish smoking. As a consequence you will find cigarette butts littering the city streets and sidewalks, on beaches and on the sides of hiking trails, they are all over the place. You will find them anywhere a smoker can go and smokers can go anywhere. I have a theory that smokers aren’t deliberately leaving their garbage everywhere to be assholes, they only do it because they don’t want to get lost a la Hansel and Gretel.
There’s some asshole/idiot that I work with that doesn’t know how garbage cans work. He knows what they are for, but he doesn’t know how to use them properly. I know this because he has a habit of bringing his trash to the garbage can, but he leaves it on the floor beside it for somebody else to put it in. It’s very weird. He will take the time to pick up his trash, he will carry it all the way to the garbage can, and then he won’t take the extra half-second or so to throw it away himself. Putting your trash next to the garbage can but not in it is a glorious way of littering. You’re not making the world a better place. You’re just pissing people off and somebody might write a blog post about how much of a lazy dickhole you are. Either clean up after yourself or don’t. There’s no need to pretend you’re not a litterbug.
I was taking my usual train to work today and I saw a middle aged guy wearing a suit reading the newspaper and sipping some Starbucks. I thought that he was a typical businessman on his way to the office, but then he left his newspaper and used cup on the ground by his seat when he got off the train. I had to do a double take, I believe flabbergasted is the word. Who the hell does this guy think he is? Why is he so important that he feels like he can leave his fucking garbage for somebody else to deal with? Leaving your trash in public is pretty low. Even your mom would lose respect for you if she caught you doing that. She raised you better than that. Nobody likes a litterbug. You shouldn’t be allowed outside if you can’t handle cleaning up after yourself.