Saturday, July 5, 2008

Go Ahead and Litter All You Want

The other day I took a ride to Maine. As I was heading home, I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a beat up Maxima with Connecticut tags leaking McDonalds paraphernalia out its window. In this day and age, littering is pretty despicable. Frankly, it’s really appalling when you do it while others are watching. Since I drive somewhere close to the speed limit, it did not take long for the losers to catch up and zip past me.

As I gazed (and glared) at the two women in the car, who were in their early twenties, I realized that it wasn’t a bad thing they were littering. Why is that? I’ll tell you why… As previously said – it takes a real scumbag to litter in the middle of broad daylight. On the bright side, there are people that benefit from such gross irresponsibility. They may date the scumbags or they may be relatives. Who really knows? What I do know is that the beneficiaries typically wear orange suits and need a good reason to get out there and work on their tans.

There is a certain caliber person in this country that thinks common courtesy, rules, and laws do not apply to them. The sad truth is that even the smallest infractions, like littering, only hurts the ones they love. So go ahead, litter all you want – your boyfriend will be out there picking it up, not me.


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