March 16, 2010

Vile crap beneath the snow...

Yesterday was a beautiful day here, far better weather than is typical for this time of year - warm, sunny, what little snow we have left is quickly melting.

The ugly part of a beautiful spring is the boat load of fossilized crap that becomes visible as the snow melts. And yes, boys and girls, that is when we see the proof positive that people are pigs.

While I was walking Alfie yesterday afternoon, this is what we saw, in addition to the frequently appearing dog poop (scoop it, people) and fast food wrappers (there is a garbage can right there, what is so hard, people):
- cigarette butts
- a cigarette pack
- a half-used pack of chewing gum
- a blue leather belt
- a piece of a plastic DVD case (looked like a cartoon dinosaur)
- multiple Tim Horton's coffee cups
- four elastic bands
- a Safeway receipt
- a pumpkin carcass
- an empty Haagen Dazs container
- the plastic belt thing from a six-pack
- enough beer and pop cans to fill a six-pack
- a dark jacket
- a green bic lighter
- what looks like the partial remains of a bird
- a harmonica
- and some weird orange plastic tube thing. Not sure what that was, and pretty sure I don't want to know.

Pick up your crap, people, it is gross, and I am walking with a four-legged garburator who is awfully close to the ground, and I worry what he is going to drag back to this house I am trying to sell... Ick. Puke. Barf.


Mrsblogalot said...

Careful that Alfie doesn't discover the five pounds I've gained over the winter as well. Fat is very hard to get rid of.

theworldaccordingtojennifer said...

Wow, that's a lot of trash. I've only been to Canada once (Toronto) and I remember thinking it was one of the cleanest places I had ever visited. Perhaps that was because it was summer?

Michael Rivers said...

We've had great temps in Minneapolis so we lost 99% of our snow. When I was walking around this weekend, I thought the same thing as you. It's SO dirty!

Paul Benjamin said...

People are pigs, you are absolutely correct about that! I want my neighborhood to look nice, so I am notorious for picking up garbage and throwing it away if it is in front of my building.

Too bad we all can't have a maid service follow us around, right?

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Wow, that is a lot of garbage on a walk.

Aaron said...

This is my least fav time of year when edmonton turns into a brown garbage bin for a month :(
Looking forward to some spring showers to wash it all away.

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

I always notice a lot of used lottery scratch tickets on the ground. How does that even happen? Do you buy a string of them, then drop each one on the ground as you discover your loss? Seriously, if I ever hear someone who does that actually won the lottery, I'm suing them on behalf of the environment. (Then I'll buy the same kind of card on which they won.)

ajm said...

As our snow is melting here, our yard is FULL of the winter's dog poop. Disgust. Dogs could be toilet trained, do you think?

Brahm said...

Yep, is just brown and slushy here - and sounds like other places too.

My house backs on to a park (okay, really a field with a path and some benches), so the crap fest listed above is really a parkful of crap, but still, it is crap.

I don't get the lottery tickets - and haven't seen that - who walks around dropping them like that? Douchebags.

Tawnya said...

It has been really nice here the last couple of days but will be 39 on Thursday. The snow is melting or has melted and I am seeing the same thing you are seeing, sans belt. Um, who loses a belt and jacket in the snow?!?! and does not realize it?!?!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Totally minging. I couldn't agree more. I bloody hate it when people throw litter on the floor. They should have their nuts tazered.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't realize that the outdoors is simply an extension of their home. You hafta' wonder, is this how they treat the indoors, as well?

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

marymac said...

Ok, I am going to need an extra Nyquil tonight so I don't have nightmares about that creepy ass snowman!!

And FINE, I will get rid of the pumpkin now. Thanks for the reminder! ;)

Doctor FTSE said...

I hazard a guess? You were near a school?

A lifelong friend of mine ticked off her granddaughter for dropping litter - as follows.
Gran. "There's a litter bin just over there. Why didn't you use it?"
Granddaughter. "Oh, Gran! That wouldn't be cool!"

Brahm said...

Creepy? This snowman isn't creepy! Well not any more than any other snowman. Not like it is a clown or something...

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