Keep this Place Clean, Please!

Have you ever noticed that some people throw garbage out their window as they are driving around town?   A small candy wrapper or a used drink container may not seem like a big deal, but it reeks of an “I don’t care” attitude.   We are so lucky to live in a beautiful city but maintaining cleanliness is a work in progress. We certainly do not need people with disgusting habits destroying it.

The other day as I was approaching my car in a shopping center parking lot, I almost tripped on a dirty diaper.  This is not the first time I’ve seen used diapers left by inconsiderate slobs.  It seems that they plant these used disposables in department store dressing rooms, shopping carts, by street curbs and any place where they change their baby.  I guess we can be grateful that they at least change the kid. 

Are these people lazy or just plain pigs?  I hate to think what their homes look like although I can just imagine.  Matter of fact, I think I’ve been in some of those homes throughout my design career.  I have had to step over clothes and garbage to reach the kitchen to measure for new cabinets back in the day.  Some of the kitchens were so full of clutter and grease that my tape measure had to be sterilized after I used it.  Yuck! 

In recent years there seems to be a troubling growth in the number of people lacking consideration for others.  It starts at a very young age when the children learn bad habits from their parents who, in turn, learned bad habits from their parents, and so on and so forth.  

Adult bullies have little bullies, adult loud mouths have little loud mouths and adult slobs have little slobs.  This seems like a vicious cycle.  God help us . . .  we need to put a stop to it now!

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