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Two things that drive me nuts…

Yeah, I may have a couple of screws loose. Tell me something I don’t know.

But there are two items that I pick up with stunning, almost daily, regularity that contribute mightily to my zaniness.

One is empty bottled water bottles, the other is insipid single-floss devices.

These two alleged 'healthy' items end up way too often in my bags. You can't practice health on one level but reject it on another

These two alleged ‘healthy’ items end up way too often in my bags. You can’t practice health on one level but reject it on another

Not to necessarily pick on Dasani, but it is a frequent representative of this notion: how is it that a product supposedly manufactured and marketed as ‘healthy’ all-too-frequently ends up as just so much roadside junk? Same with these idiotic flossing thingies, frequently made of rigid plastic. It just makes me want to say ‘Make sure your teeth and gums are clean, moron, but why the hell are you still jettisoning it out the window?’ The most generous thing I can say about these fools is they are a bunch of GDSs.

This morning's haul. Nothing new here. Same old, same old.

This morning’s haul. Nothing new here. Same old, same old.

I mean, what gives here? It’s okay to practice hygiene on one level but turn the other way when it comes to the environment? I’m not buying it. At least have the civility to dispose of it correctly or, heaven forbid, make the extra effort to recycle it.

Get with the program, litter junkies. You’re killing us.

About Dave Bradley (259 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.

4 Comments on Two things that drive me nuts…

  1. Amen!

  2. Mort Mortensen // May 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    Irony is everywhere. Roll on Dave, roll on.

  3. Reblogged this on antioxidantproject and commented:
    Stop Buying Bottled Water an Make the Switch toKangen Water

  4. I cant stand people who litter. I mean really? all gas stations have trash cans, pull over and throw it away, it takes two seconds.

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