I really look forward to a Sunday morning walks by the sea with Billy. What I don't look forward to is seeing all the detritus left by the young party-goers who spill out of the sea-side pubs and clubs the night before.
I always take a bag with me when I go to the beach. I know there will be rubbish to collect.
The young assure us that they are all eco-aware, but in fact they are worst culprits for leaving rubbish. They simply couldn't care less, and leave it people like me to clear-up after them. In fact yesterday the beach area wasn't too bad, just some broken glass to dodge with Billy. It was on returning home through the churchyard where it really started. It was everywhere.
Well, thank you. Yet again I've cleared-up your broken beer bottles, gas canisters, fag packets, and half-eaten burgers. I don't object to doing it, and I ask for no reward. I simply don't like my town to look like an effing emptied litter bin.
Hypocrisy is rife throughout society. The litter problem is a manifestation of it.ReplyDelete
Sadly so. The mass eco-demonstrations attended by Thunberg (sp?) et al, are always huge litter depositaries.Delete
Thank you for doing that. I wish you didn't have to.ReplyDelete
I've just come through the churchyard again this morning, and there are beer cans and empty take-away boxes all around the benches. I didn't have a bag for it, so someone else will have to pick it up. There are several people who see to it; all good citizens.Delete
I am sure that there are many young people who care as much as we do about litter and waste but there are many more who just do not seem to give a toss. They say that charity begins at home and the same is true of environmental concern. How can you say you care about the planet when you don't even care about your own neighbourhood?ReplyDelete
As I just replied to River, there are several people in my small area who gather-up all the litter. They are all in their late 60's, early 70's; not a young person amongst them.Delete
"... not a young person amongst them". Could that be because "young" persons are at school, college, Uni, working including wiping old bottoms in care homes whilst those in retirement are clearly desperate to find useful engagement - even if only picking up other people's litter? Be grateful you have something to grumble about.Delete
Anyway, here is a thought: The idea is that we lead by example. If you are correct in pointing the finger at young ones then all I can do is "congratulate" all you oldies on how you brought up your kids and grandkids.
PS I didn't ask the last person I saw carelessly dispensing a sweet wrapper through their open car window as to their age. Let's just say they were considerably older than yours truly.
You know what I meant; don't be silly.Delete
Good on you. Other people's litter really spoils the surroundings on an otherwise pleasurable walkReplyDelete
I was going to say 'mars the landscape' and googled to make sure I was using the right expression .
It took a lot of searching to find the word at all. I got a lot about the landscape on Mars.
Thesaurus and Dictionary.com had never heard of it. Must have gone out of use
In several local spots, it's as if people have held a picnic, and simply left all their rubbish behind. It really is appalling.Delete
"mars" has largely dropped out of use, but it still pops up in crosswords now and again.Delete
Take nothing but photographs and memories, leave behind nothing but footprints in the sand.ReplyDelete
If only. That should be tattooed on certain people's foreheads.Delete
They couldn't see it on their own forehead; and possibly can't read anyway. We have seen litter-bugs in all ages and economic groups of society. Mindlessness most of it.Delete
I simply don't understand it. It is totally alien to me to drop litter. There are waste bins everywhere!Delete
ar..holes come in all ages , colours and nationalities.ReplyDelete
And a lot of them, it seems, live down here in Brighton.Delete
I'd be tempted to write to city council members and a letter to the editor of the local newspaper highlighting the litter problem. (The letter should include photos of litter spewed.) How is it that Brighton is passionate about causes, yet show no concern about litter?ReplyDelete
I think it's because we have Caroline Lucas (Green Party) as our MP. All she cares about is her hatred of cars, and how to get rid of them.Delete
Good that you had the bag to pick up the broken glass on the beach.ReplyDelete
Broken glass is the worst bit. There are always lots of dogs down on the Prom', and they can easily walk on it. Party-goers seem to love smashing bottles. I do wish they wouldn't.Delete
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