Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The nerve of some people....


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Why do some people feel like the Earth is their dumping ground? I don't understand the thought process that these people go through to feel that it is ok the dump their trash all over the place.

Our house is one of the corner houses on a dead end street. The cross street is a pretty busy place. We are constantly getting other peoples trash blowing into our yard. You would think we were just pigs or something. That is annoying enough.....but it gets worse.....

Behind our house/backyard is an empty lot full of some trees and bushes. On the other side of that lot is another house that faces the busy street. The other day I was taking on the phone looking out my second story window and watched this woman take a cardboard box over to her property line and throw it into the empty lot next to a bush. It was as if her husband was telling her to do it because she walked over and almost threw it and then ran back to the house and then walked back over and tossed it over. I mean really why does anyone thing that is ok.

At first I could not believe my eyes the street in front of their house was busy as usual and it did not even phase her. Then I though I will just walk over there pick up the box, drop at their front door, tell her that I saw here accidentally drop her box and that I had wanted to help her retrieve it. But then that would mean I would have to face this person I know nothing about and who knows what kind of people they are right? I know kinda chicken...but hey I was massed in my own home by an intruder/friend what can I say. I have seen them dump their yard waste over there as well.....but at least that takes care of itself in time. Then I thought I should call someone...but who do you call....its not an emergency but it is a crime. This was Sunday evening so.......after I was done with my phone call things got busy and I kinda forgot about it.....

Then we had the snow...and no school/work...more distractions...but today on my way to take Steve to my parents house...I saw the box...sitting there in the empty lot by the bush...it really bugged me again. So....I looked up online how to report littering people....I found a web site that I could report this type of offence....but then it said if you have seen someone littering don't fill out the form call the number.....That's where I have left it so far. I have not made that call. I need to and I will...but what would you do?

If we all just dump our trash where ever we please we might as well crawl in a trash bin and live there. It just sickens me that this person cant take the cardboard to the recycle bin or have the trash company pick it up...whats the deal? what are these people thinking??

4 Comments:

Blogger Crystal said...

maybe you should bring the box, put it on their doorstep with a note that says, "I gave you this Earth. Please quit f*cking it up. Love, God P.S. To repent, you should totally bake your neighbor a cherry pie". ring the doorbell and then run away.

6:50 AM  
Blogger bryan torre said...

Crystal's idea is nicer than mine, which was to just throw the box back over into their yard...

11:05 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Crystal has the right idea, but first fill the box with doggie doo and light it on fire. It's a classic.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

On a more serious note, it's probably best not to get involved. There are way too many psychos out there nowadays. Even if an "anonymous" tip is made, they could easily assume that the house with the best view of the event made the call.

9:25 PM  

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