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Friday, April 12, 2013

Trash

Florida is windy, it is important to remember this fact.

Each and every morning when I arrive at my place of business, I step from my truck and begin my routine by cleaning my parking lot of wind blown trash. I have a nice collection of plastic market shopping bags. Daily I routinely bend to pluck plastic soda bottles and little brown sacks which contain glass bottles and aluminum beer cans.

I refer to these items, the trash, as 'democrat tracks.'

A fella once asked me why I call this roadside eyesore, democrat tracks. I explained if one were to follow the trail of trash it would, inevitably, lead one back to its source, and more than likely, the author of this discarded junk would be a democrat.

I further explained my business is located across the street from a city park. I watch this park. Within the park you will find democrats. I observe these democrats discard their trash on the ground...not within the large green trashcans placed about ten feet or so through out the park. Then the Florida wind gently takes this pile of rubble and sends it directly across the street to my business where tomorrow morning I will again walk about and gather their mess.

I hate it.

And just think - we're not allowed to shoot the sorry SOB's on sight.

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. Yep. BTDT, and it remains a pet peeve.

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    1. Only one beer bottle this morning....guess maybe they read my notes. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. I could be in the middle of a wilderness and not have the desire to throw trash out on the ground.

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    1. Same here, but then we're civilized.

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  3. +1 Rev. Paul. Around here, add undocumented Democrats.

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    1. That is a fact. Undocumented democrats even pee on the sidewalks...smells like tacos.

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  4. The wind here in Colorado blows so hard because Kansas sucks. Maybe Kansas sucks so bad the it causes Florida winds to blow too.

    If you enjoy picking up trash, I would be glad to send you more undocumented Democrats. We are flush with them here and they are turning Colorado into shades of Kalifornia.

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    1. Thanks, Mudbug, we have enough natural born democrats to last us for years....it's so bad we use spray trucks at night....we tell 'em the chemicals are for mosquitoes.

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  5. +1 on Duke... Military aviation for 22 years, I won't throw even a cigarette butt on the ground... sigh

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  6. Blowing wind or not, I, a Democrat, never, ever toss trash on the ground, whether there is anyone watching or not. The floor of my car will give evidence of my diligence in not tossing trash out the window. The town I live in is heavily Rep and even the police are seen tossing trash out their cruiser windows. I really don't think this is a problem of party, just an uncaring attitude.

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    1. Ah, Sweet Linda...you're just a misguided Democrat...notice I used a capital 'D' in Democrat. The critters in the park are 'democrats.' There is a difference.

      It isn't too late. Come to the light. Still love you, though. Thanks, my dear lady.

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  7. Stephen, I gotta agree with Linda. I'm a democrat too and I don't throw my trash on the ground. I spend week end mornings picking up the trash that my neighbors drop on the ground as they walk by my house. I don't know what party they belong to, or if they even voted, and I don't really care either. I just wish for one week they would give a shit about their neighborhood and carry their trash home instead of leaving it in my yard. Take care, have a good weekend.

    Steve

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    1. You have a great weekend too, Steve, my good friend....read my comment above...and thanks.

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  8. On the OTHER side of Florida, we're known as the NATURE COAST. Which confuses me. Where is the nature? And when we go looking for it, I get SO ANGRY when all I can find are beer bottles, coke cans, and styrofoam cups.

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    1. Now Joy, my dear, I spend time in west Florida every year and always find nature...are you stuck in one of those silly little housing developments? Plant a tree for pete's sake. Thanks, Sweet Joy.

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  9. The only problem with shooting them on sight is that you end up with dead bodies littering the sidewalks - harder to throw away than a wrapper or two!

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    1. Very true, Julie, and then there's the smell...it's awful. Thanks, Dear Lady.

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