Sunday, March 13, 2011

despicable 62/365

Yesterday we went for a walk on a beautiful spring day. The sky was blue the sun was shining and the air was warm and clean. We live on a rural road that goes through farm land and we walked about 2 miles up the road admiring the beautiful landscape. It was almost perfect.

Except for one thing. For as long as we walked there was trash littering both sides of the road that had obviously been tossed out of people's windows as they drove by.

I don't understand this at all. I don't understand how you drive through beautiful country like this and then take your discusting trash and toss it in the middle of it. People around here must have no pride in the beauty around them. It's despicable.

It would be one thing if it was just one or two pieces of trash but it was every where. All along the road. That means that a lot of people are doing this. Not just the young and stupid ones.

And the most annoying part of it all is that MOST of the trash on the side of the road was beer cans or other empty alcohol containers.  THAT means that not only are they driving through our area and past past our house throwing their garbage in our yard, but they are doing it while drinking. Despicable.

It's one thing of you're going to be an idiot and do things that are dangerous and damaging to your own body and property. But once you start damaging other people's property and doing things that put other people in danger you are completely despicable and a low life.

I would like to write all kinds of things about how bad it is to toss your trash out the window. About how drinking while driving is dangerous for you and for other people. But I know better than to assume the people doing these despicable things are not reading this blog.

So instead I'll just say I'm very disappointed with the people and the apparent lack of education against littering and drinking while driving, even though really I think both these things are pure common sense. You don't do it.

Show some respect and take some pride in the beauty around you.

1 comment:

  1. I have often thought of ways to place web cams along our little stretch of road to see if we could capture some of this on tape. I would enjoy having a little ... "talk"... with a couple of these, "people".

    Actually, I would bet that the County might benefit financially by handing out fines and penalties to these knotheads.

    People like that only respond to an outside stimulus. Like a 2X4 across the side of their head. I'm just sayin, B-)