This is not about “trash” talking, though that’s not helpful IMHO 😊 This is about all the trash along our streets and byways. May years ago someone in Texas state government decided we needed to do something about all that trash. A campaign was developed called “Don’t Mess With Texas” with all kinds of celebrities singing about the subject backed up with great pics of Texas scenery. (While I hate our hot weather, and have major issues with many in our State government, you can find some amazing scenery in Texas.)
From their Website.
I know you’re wondering, “Where is she going with this topic?”
Let me tell you.
You know we have Charley, our sweet and deaf rescue who adopted us about 3 years ago. We walk him in the morning and at night. Bob and I go together in the mornings. I usually do the early evening on my own. We do weekends together.
My husband is a really good guy. Most Saturdays when we walk Charley, he takes along a sack and picks up the garbage left along our mile and ¾ walk (when we do the longer of the long walks.) That’s when we go east. The short walk is when we go west.
Getting to my point. And there is one. If he’s picked up on Saturday morning, by Saturday evening we might still be okay, but by Sunday evening, the trash has returned.
What do I men by trash? Beer cans. Broken beer bottles (a real hazard to Charley’s paws and very hard to pick up). Fast Food Sacks. Styrofoam Cups. Soft drink cans.
Here’s what I’m wondering? Why do folks throw that stuff out of their cars & trucks? Did their mothers not teach them to properly get rid of their junk? Are they just too lazy to find a trash can? Can they not remember to clean out their vehicle if they leave it in there?
I just don’t get it. Long before the “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign, my mother wouldn’t let me toss stuff from our car windows. What in the world is going on with our country, that folks think others should pick up their trash? That they have a right to dump their junk where Bob, Charley and I walk?
I told you this was a “rant!” in the title. Bob will continue to pick up our roadway. He’s not the complainer here; I am. But really!!
So, do you have a similar problem? What do you think is going on in people’s minds for them to dump their trash? Am I just being an old curmudgeon? Love to hear from you.
Cataract: My goodness can I see better! I have no memory of white lights or needing to be still. The joy juice was awesome. Don’t fear this surgery, y’all. 😊
Sermon: Scheduled for May 14, I have a first very rough draft of The Gifts of Women.
TRUTH BE TOLD: Have begun reading through so I can get it back up online. Links for VERMONT ESCAPE are on my website. ACT OF BETRAYAL has taken a back seat to all this other stuff. I’ll get back to it after the sermon.