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Anger issues…

I think I have anger issues.

This morning’s stroll started out so placidly but it wasn’t too long before the steam began to build. All it took was a McDonald’s carton and a can of Bud Light a few feet from each other to set things off.

My bag-busting pile of junk from this morning. If the sheer volumes gets any larger, I'll have to use a wide angle lens to capture it all.

My bag-busting pile of junk from this morning. If the sheer volumes gets any larger, I’ll have to use a wide angle lens to capture it all.

And that was early on. As my bag became increasingly full (I now appreciate the relative elasticity of Harris Teeter bags) the anger came closer to a full boil.

The progression of expletives moved from one silent ‘damn’ to a mumbled “I don’t G-A-S’ to multiple full-blown – and aloud – “WTF?” Maybe I have walk-induced Turrets Syndrome.

The crescendo came when, in short order

My pick up bag was stretched to the max this morning. In the pecking order of things when bags are near capacity, I'll forego paper to pick up plastic. Always pick up plastic.

My pick up bag was stretched to the max this morning. In the pecking order of priority when bags are near capacity, I’ll forego paper to pick up plastic. Always pick up plastic.

and with scarcely a quarter mile to go, I stooped for a vitamin water bottle, a Coke can, a Dasani water bottle and two Budweiser cans plus a huge sheet of plastic.

I suppose it’s good my walks are in the early morning. That spares innocent passersby from hearing my imitation of a veteran sailor. My salty language vents some of the anger, but not by a hell of a lot.

About Dave Bradley (254 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

1 Comment on Anger issues…

  1. Mort Mortensen // May 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm // Reply

    You’re one of the least “salty” speakers I know David. It must have been bad.

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