While out walking this morning, I came across this mess. Really, it’s nothing new or noteworthy. I constantly see garbage which has been thrown on the ground by people because they’re too lazy to dispose of it properly. “Hey, let’s clean out our car here in the restaurant’s parking lot. They won’t mind!” Unwanted French fries, burger wrappers, drink cups, cigarette butts, etc. I see all of this and much more on a daily basis, littering the landscape.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new item has joined the list of trash being tossed by trashy people: face masks. Whereas the other stuff is just an eyesore and a nuisance, discarded masks present a health hazard. Come on, man! Nobody wants to deal with your germs. That’s why we’re wearing masks in the first place! Could you possibly walk an extra 50 feet and throw your germy mask in the trash can, instead of on the ground where a kid could pick it up?
People are slobs. I rest my case.