You know what get’s under my skin and really ticks me off? It’s people tossing their trash out the car window and even when leaving the beach. How hard is it to hold onto your trash till you stop somewhere when you are driving? The police are not everywhere at every single minute of the day to catch this litter bugs who toss out trash out there window. Even cigarette butts is considered trash and should go in the car ashtray or carry something to put them in while you on the road. Let’s keep the environment clean and it begins with 1 person which is you. If you see someone tossing trash on the ground when a trash can is just a few steps or feet away, say something to that person. Embarrass them if you have to if there are other people around. My father did this when we was on our family vacation this past July.
While vacationing with the family during the 4th of July week out-of-state, one day while chilling on the beach working on my sunburn, we saw some young kids (teenagers from the looks of it) get up and leave the beach. They was leaving for good because they packed up all their stuff they brought down. Only problem we had was the trash they had left. Soda bottles, water bottles and wrappers from eating food was left on the beach. The trashcan was a few feet away and on the trash can, there was a sign that read: “Only Leave Your Foot Prints”. They not only left their foot prints but there trash as well. WTF, my dad was the first one to notice and speak up very loud. He turned around as the teenagers was almost to the sand dunes to exit the beach and yelled: “Hey, I’ll toss your trash out in the trash can, it’s only 10 feet away from where you was sitting.” Trust me, my father has a very loud voice so a few families on the beach turned around and looked at the kids and us.
The kids started to walk back and said, we will clean our mess up. My dad said to them, “No, I’ll do it, you shouldn’t have to be yelled at to pickup your trash”. The kids left all embarrassed and I’m sure will remember to not litter on the beach. Heck, you got little kids running around, seagulls flying around. Bad things could happen if that plastic 6 pack ring was left on the ground and a bird got it wrapped around its neck. Or a little kid picks up trash on the beach and try to eat it. Parents need to tell their kids to not litter and keep the environment clean. If you see someone littering, speak up, tell them to pickup their trash and this is not their bedroom.
The reason for this blog post tonight is because on the way home from work on the interstate I saw a human (couldn’t tell if man or women but it was a human) toss out a big gulp soda. WTF, it wasn’t exactly empty but I did manage to flash my highbeams and give the old middle finger out the window. (I do have road rage and not afraid to admit it). I could have tried to report that car to the police but I have no proof of the littering. Just think if that big gulp instead of hitting the ground right away, flew right up into the front windshield of the trailing car, there could have been a bad accident on the interstate. We ain’t going slow on this road for sure and around 4pm, the traffic starts to get a bit congested and people are weaving in and out of lanes.
On the planet Earth, we recycle stuff instead of burying it in the ground or burning it (or at least most of it). You thinking by tossing your trash out the window or on the ground it will magically disappear into the ground and dissolve is just stupid. Hold on to the trash till you find a trashcan to get rid of it. Myself, I’m not afraid to go nuts on a litter bug when I see a trashcan close by. I mean, you got no excuse when a trashcan is in site. If you in the car, try bringing a plastic bag to put your trash in till you get to a place to toss the trash bag into a real trashcan. It’s that simple folks. I hope the person that I flipped off today isn’t a subscriber on this blog.
Let’s try to keep the trash where it belongs and help keep our environment clean and safe for our children.