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Litter Bugs! #1638329
16/01/2020 22:56
16/01/2020 22:56
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Or maybe louts!

There's loads of take away drivers that come up and down my street, often parking outside my house for the neighbours takeaways.

Earlier, one pulled up, beeping his horn, then sat outside my outside my house with his music blasting - annoying, but something I have to put up with frown

His passenger went to the house across the road with the food, while he sat inside his car waiting.

He was eating and drinking at the time and I noticed the door open a couple of times and it looked like he was throwing rubbish out. Then a cat came along and stopped - I could see it was eating/drinking something, so I realised the driver had thrown stuff out.

I went upstairs and noticed rubbish outside my driveway, under the drivers door of the car and realised that the driver had been throwing his rubbish out, in front of my driveway/house.

I was fucking fuming as this has happened before, but this time I went out to confront the driver . I opened his door (which I think surprised him) and I told him to pick his shit up, which he did and I told him he was a dirty bastard!

Most people around here are dirty, lazy bastards anyway, but this really pissed me off.

Am I just being a stroppy, miserable old cow, or would anyone else have gone outside and done the same?

Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Theresa] #1638334
17/01/2020 00:33
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At least you had the nerve to do that T, if it were me I would likely have died in a hail of bullets laugh Having said that I could probably between them laugh

There used to be fines around for people that caused litter but there's no-one around these days with cutbacks to police them. For me it starts at home and is reinforced at school, it's a lack of respect.

They say "things" are not important, no they're not as important as people, but then "things" belong to people so they should be respected. Our environment belongs to us, so no excuse.


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Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Theresa] #1638340
17/01/2020 10:03
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I really sympathise with you Theresa, it's part of todays society/psyche what have you. People tend to be more lazy now & with that comes bad habits, in saying that in my neck of the woods it's not so bad, postcode lottery does play a part, yes I still bang on about postcode lottery. soapbox Good for you tackling the messy git. Back in the day I'd do the same & if retaliation came up I would've jumped into angry mode & more than words would've been exchanged.. curse but that was then. I remember some discussions we had when we first met about your neighborhood. Not much you can do about the situation other than move, but I suspect that aint going to happen any time soon.


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Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Theresa] #1638362
17/01/2020 22:55
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I was outside a supermarket one day, waiting in a queue to get a trolley. The lady in front of me pulled out a trolley and saw that it had a couple of empty Cadbury Dairy Milk bar wrappers in there.

"Absolutely disgusting!" she furiously said.

"Yeah, some people are just so inconsiderate," I said, shaking my head in disbelief.

She then took the wrappers and threw them onto the ground before walking inside with the trolley.

rolleyes






Deliciously creamy irony made with a Glass and a Half of fresh hypocrisy.

Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: JKD] #1638364
18/01/2020 00:08
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Originally Posted by JKD


Deliciously creamy irony made with a Glass and a Half of fresh hypocrisy.



laugh


Many moons ago I was sitting in a bus during layover at the Clydebank terminus when the driver (the local TGWU shop steward at the time) chucked his empty can of coke out of the window. "Harry" I exclaimed, "you can't do that!"

"Simon"' he said "by doing that I'm keeping someone in a job"

rolleyes


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Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Theresa] #1638366
18/01/2020 00:44
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Theresa, I sympathise with you as we live close to a McDonalds and by the time some of the customers walk past our house they have finished their meal and will drop the packaging on our footpath.

Good on you for confronting the driver dumping his rubbish outside your house.

I have observed a number of times drivers stopping at traffic lights and opening a door to deposit the contents of ashtrays on the roadway. Cigarette butts and waterways do not mix!!

The New South Wales Government (Australia) have just announced hasher penalties for tossing cigarette butts out the window of a car.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/tough-new-penalties-for-lit-cigarette-tossers/


Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Edinburgh] #1638368
18/01/2020 03:09
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
At least you had the nerve to do that T, if it were me I would likely have died in a hail of bullets


You do have to be careful and think twice about this stuff... had a mate whose brother was stabbed to death when he went out to challenge a couple of guys vandalising a neighbours car about 20 years ago and there was yet another similar case here last year : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49374956


Re: Litter Bugs! [Re: Theresa] #1638993
08/02/2020 00:46
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We were always bought up with the notion that dropping litter was a fate punishable by death.
You just don't do it, I think two things, patients should disaplin children, society should make it socially unacceptable.

It points to a bigger problem that no one wants to challenge any one else today for fear of being stabbed, beat to death or worse.

I don't know if society it worse or better but it feels worse



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