So newmom, the little guy and I go for an evening walk. We go after I wrap up for the day. We get out and walk our neighborhood, getting anywhere between 1.4-2.25 miles. The other night we did not go immediately after work, we went after we ate dinner.
So as twilight was approaching it was getting darker and darker. We were walking and saw a dark mass ahead of us on the sidewalk. At first I thought it was yet another irresponsible dog owner not picking up after their animal (which happens wayyyy too often in our neighborhood. Pick up after your animals you lazy $&##s).
Because twilight had occurred and we knew it would be dark by the time the walk was over we took little mini flashlights with us. When we shined the light on the dark mass, I saw a discarded pair of purple latex gloves. It was very disheartening to see. At that point in the walk, we were near a park and there was a trash can less the 15 meters from where this even more irresponsible individual was too lazy and selfish individual had callously discarded what had the potential to be biohazardous waste just in the middle of the sidewalk.
This makes me just shake my head in disgust. Since then I have seen other instances of discarded masks and gloves. We don’t live in a project, this is supposed to be one of the safest cities in America, yet these lazy bastards are treating it like a garbage dump.
I am not the only one who has noticed this. I saw a post on social media where someone was pointing out this same thing in their neighboring city. I see adds everyday on television or hear them on the radio, see posts on various social media platforms that ‘we are all in this together’. Well obviously it means go ahead and break the law by discarding your protective gear wherever the hell you want, the street, sidewalks, in parks, just anywhere you feel like it.
Please take a minute to think about it. Why are these people wearing these items to begin with? And they feel it ok to drop them for someone else to have to pick up, putting them at risk? I really hope I don’t see someone doing this, cause I am afraid I will lose it on them. I mean not get physical, but just lay into them verbally (deservedly).
If you see it, call that person out. And if you are the one who did it, please stop and be part of the solution. This is a very ugly side effect of the times, and not the only one, but one that I am seeing more and more everyday.