People that litter annoy me, really. They’re simply lazy and figure… well, that someone else will pick it up. After all, its not their job right? Or do they even think that? Maybe I’m even giving them the benefit of the doubt here, more than likely they just don’t care.
I was driving into work the other morning and while waiting at a stop light I noticed this gentleman outside his place of business. I’m assuming it was “his” place of business because he was walking the grounds with a look of pride and ownership. The sun was just coming up and the morning air was still cool and foggy. You could see his breath and the steam rising from his hot cup of joe as he surveyed the grounds and retrieved the morning paper a few feet from the curb. He then proceeded to look over a couple of newly planted trees and seemed to be enjoying his morning walk of his grounds. Then he noticed something, a disgarded McDonald’s sack laying about three feet from the curb on his perfectly manicured lawn. I watched with curiosity as he approached the garbage and just as I expected him to bend over and pick it up, he proceeded to kick it into the street. Huh? Man did I have him pegged wrong.
I guess picking up trash is not his job. Too bad, he owns a car repair shop and I know another job that’s not his either, fixing my car.