Thursday, August 24, 2006
I'm going to get killed doing this...
Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.
I was waiting to get some food in the drive-thru when I saw a napkin come flying out of the window of the car in front of me. Being a bit miffed that people would just throw their junk out of the window, I walked up and picked up the napkin and handed it back to the woman in the passenger seat, saying, "I think you may have dropped something."
She was an older lady (grey-haired). She immediately threw the napkin out the window again. I picked it up again and said, "My, gravity is kind of weird in your car."
The driver started to yell at me to keep my hands out of her car and that she was going to call the cops. I thought that would be fine, littering is a crime.
What is it about people that makes them think that they can just throw their garbage into the world. Do they think that it is going to disappear? Do they just assume that someone is going to clean it up? Do THEY like looking at trash in the street?
And why get so angry at me? I just pointed out where they were trying to infringe on my rights. I have a right to look at a world that is not covered in trash. Am I so wrong because I am bringing it to their attention that they are polluting?
I could go on, and don't get me started about cigarette butts!
Maybe some day someone is going to kill me because I am bringing their misdeeds to their attention, but if we never say anything, will things ever change?