Most days I do some silent, presumptive accusations about who’s responsible for most of the trash I pick up. The real onus falls on the tosser, of course, but the only name to be attached is that of the brand. Losers, they are adjudged.
This morning’s take of trash plucked from the wayside along the sidewalks of my route. The temptation is to label the object or the moron who threw it away as the biggest losers. In truth, it’s the rest of us who have lost the most. The discards cost us another bit of a clean environment and the visual serenity of an uncluttered path.
One day it might be McDonalds, Burger King the next, Wendy’s on occasion. On the bottle and can side, it’s either Coke or Bud Light, perhaps Miller Lite. To single out a few.
But to paraphrase Pogo (with apologies), ‘we have met the losers, and it is us.’