During my commute to work this morning, I passed through a mowing zone. Workers were out and about this crisp autumn morn, bundled up in warm apparel and wearing their mandatory blaze-orange vests so they wouldn’t be hit by some unsuspecting motorist.
The scene I passed through befuddled me. We had our first frost last night, but that is not what confused me despite the fact that you shouldn’t cut grass after a frost. Or so I’ve been told.
What left me bewildered were a group of workers roaming the grass with trash bags collecting trash. Twindaddy, the trash needs to be picked up! Why does that confuse you, moron? Sigh. No, dearest reader, the fact that they’re cleaning up along our roads is indeed a service that needs to be performed and that is what befuddles me. In fact, it makes me angry. Irate. Intensely displeased. Dare I say livid? Yes, I am livid.
Why the ever-loving FUCK are people throwing trash out of their car windows? Is it really that difficult to hold on to your trash until you reach your destination so you can deposit it in a trash receptacle? Is it beyond the scope of your skill set to carry an empty can or bottle from your car to a waste basket? Is it a major inconvenience to have a small bag for garbage in your car, truck, or SUV so our roads don’t end up looking like a makeshift landfill?
Seriously, people. It’s not difficult. When I have trash in my car I put it in the door of my car (if it’s small enough) or in my passenger seat. When I reach my destination I grab the trash, take it with me, and deposit it into the first trash can I see. It’s not fucking rocket science. It’s not a major inconvenience. It doesn’t require any extra effort. Just grab it and go.
It annoys the piss out of me when I’m standing there admiring nature’s wonder and an empty plastic bag comes floating by. Or I look down and see a mountain of cigarette butts in the grass. Just because you don’t own the roads doesn’t give you the right to fuck them up. Keeping nature clean is everyone’s responsibility.
Let’s look at this from a different perspective. Perhaps you don’t care about the environment. If you don’t, well, you’re a moron, but that’s neither here nor there. Taxpayer money is being spent to pick up your garbage if you’re one of those littering tools. Moneys that could be better used elsewhere are instead being spent to clean up after your lazy ass. Quit wasting my money you lazy, littering douchewaffles.
If you’re one of those sensible people who doesn’t toss your garbage out of your window, please disregard this post. I applaud you for taking your responsibility seriously. If you’re one of those lazy fuckers cluttering our roads with your junk. . .cut it the fuck out. The people mowing the grass along our roads shouldn’t have to scavenge for garbage before they mow.