Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Attn: litterbugs

Litterbugs are a pet peeve of mine. Are people that lazy and disrespectful that they think that it's acceptable to throw their trash on the ground? Back in April, Matt and I did a Charles River cleanup with WUMB and it was amazing how much litter there was. And of course, all of the hard work that we endured cleaning has been undone already.

But here's what I'd like to address...it seems that there are two things people throw on the ground and do not consider it to be littering. Cigarette butts and chewed gum. Why do people think that those do not count as litter? For one thing, it's dangerous to discard a cigarette butt while it's lit...well, not as dangerous here as it is in California because of the dry grass and brush, but nevertheless, it's not safe anywhere. And it's an eyesore. I hate walking around and seeing crushed cigarette butts littered all over the area.

If there's not a place to put out your ciagrette, like an ashtray or a garbage can...just hang on to it until you find something. The world is not your ashtray, thank you very much.

Okay, and the other disgusting thing that people litter and don't think it's really littering: CHEWED GUM! I don't want to step on some ABC gum...it's disgusting. Especially when it's hot, and the chewed gum gets gooey and melty...I accidentally stepped on some chewed gum in Watertown Square the other day, and it was so sticky that it pulled the clog right off my foot when I tried to move.

In the words of Woodsy the Owl, "Give a hoot, don't pollute!"

Thanks! Now enjoy the chilly, rainy day. I've never been so excited about this kind of weather, but I am today! Woohoo!

4 Comments:

At 3:28 PM, Blogger sco said...

What really bugs me are the losing lottery scratch-off tickets. I swear that every old lottery ticket in Watertown somehow makes it into my driveway.

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Kristine said...

Ya know, I live in Watertown right now as well, and I wind up with a ton of those lottery tickets in my lawn. Odd!

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger sco said...

Well, I have to dump them somewhere after fishing them out of my driveway. ;)

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Kristine said...

Ah ha, I knew it! :-)

 

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