Pick Up After…

no littering

Today’s Challenge: Don’t litter, pick up after yourself and clean up after your pet.

On Saturday, my man and I had the dogs with us, so we decided to run through the McDonald’s drive-through. We parked in the McDonald’s lot to enjoy our Big Mac Meals. As we were finishing, a car parked next to us with two women inside. As I got out of my car to find the garbage can, I noticed the two women were throwing their trash out the window. The garbage can was probably only 20 steps from our cars. I couldn’t believe my eyes. But I did nothing. Well, I vented to my man a little… ok, a lot.

A few weeks ago, my man and I were in our car waiting at a two lane stop light. The guy in a BMW in front of us, got out of his car and walked to the car in front of him. He bent over and picked up a cigarette, still burning, that the driver of that car had tossed out the window. The BMW guy knocked on the window and started yelling at the smoker guy wanting to throw the cigarette back inside his car. The smoker guy quickly rolled up his window so the BMW guy couldn’t put the cigarette back in his car. The BMW guy was so angry that he put the still burning cigarette under the smoker guys windshield wiper, yelled a few more words than got back into his BMW before the light changed.  WOW! That was crazy!

When we walk the dogs around the neighborhood, we are very strict about picking up after our dogs. But we notice that many dog owners are not as responsible. Both my man and I have stepped in other people’s dog crap and we see kids playing in the grass knowing there is dog dung where they are playing. This is frustrating. Seriously, what is the big deal about cleaning up after your dog? I think when you sign up to be a dog owner, that is part of the deal.

I will probably never be like BMW guy, but I have to admit, I LOVE his passion. When I was venting to my man on Saturday, I told him littering was going to be my new passion, and I was going to be the next BMW guy about people littering or not picking up after their dogs. Then he told me that I will probably get my ass kicked…

Ok, so maybe I will not become the next BMW guy… maybe I’ll just blog about it and occasionally offer a dog owner a bag. 🙂

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