It's time to share with you one of my pet peeves. I try to stay calm, try to reason why folks do what they do, but it is 2012 and it's time to ask the big question ... why do people litter?
Of all the bad habits, I believe littering is right up there with DISGUSTING! It's a proven fact bottles, cans and cups do NOT get heavier once empty, but apprarently that news has not reached enough folks otherwise they would have strength enough to find a trash can. Leaving said trash in a car while driving does NOT eat away the gas mileage, but many must believe getting rid of their paper sacks will improve their mph or why else would they toss their trash out the window?
I drive the same five miles to work each day and every day I see more garbage along the road, especially at stop signs and corners. We mow our ditches from our house to the highway and we are the ones who walk the ditches to pick up someone elses cast-offs. Whoever is throwing trash likes Mountain Dew and fast food. I feel like a detective, knowing their bloodstream is revved up and their tummies bulging on bad food and sugar induced liquid. If only I had a fingerprint machine, I could track down the culprit and dump their property back into their yard.
Then, mamma mode hits and I want to take them by the shoulder and shake the daylights out of them. "Don't you know any better? Weren't you raised to respect our world? Are you so important you can't throw your own garbage away?"
Oh, boy, I'm on a roll now.
"Well, let me tell you, STOP. Just stop throwing junk out your car window. Find a little dignity and GROW UP. Take responsibility for your own stuff and realize the highway is NOT, I repeat, NOT your own personal garbage dump."
"Yes! If I see one more tossed out pop can I'm going to ..." Hmmm, this is where it gets difficult to remain in mama mode. I need help. So I'm calling for reinforcements!
"Moms everywhere, please spread the word, littering must STOP! Take what actions are necessary to convey a clean highway is good highway."
Whew! I feel better already. Moms everywhere are watching ...
I'd think twice before hurling that out your car window.
Enjoy the scenery!
Til next time ~