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The town drunks…

My walk wasn’t five minutes old this morning when the first shards of a smashed Miller Lite bottle appeared on the pavement. I didn’t have gloves, so I kicked aside the broken “Tastes Great!” pieces safely off the roadway, fully intent to get them tomorrow. The brown glass will still be there.

Lots of Miller Lite and Coors Light bottles and cans this morning. Disgusting but utterly predictable. A boozy Friday night removes common sense from those who ought to know better.

Lots of Miller Lite and Coors Light bottles and cans this morning. Disgusting but utterly predictable. A boozy Friday night removes common sense from those who ought to know better.

Another 50 yards and there was another shattered Miller Lite bottle, the residue of the town drunks from Friday night.

All of this is expected and predictable. It’s an all-too-typical Friday night. Take a close look at the incriminating photo: three Coors Light cans, crunched Busch Light and Budweiser cans, yet another Dasani bottle, and, to represent the non-imbibers, a Coke Zero can crushed flat. On the small side, which I don’t really get, are miniature Gray Goose and Dewars bottles. And you can toss in the M&Ms box, the Reece’s bag, and all the other random trash the morons jettisoned.

Yes, I may have uttered some sour words at 6:30 a.m. But there was a bright spot: the Bud can and Dasani bottle were RFSDs. If they’re not stopped there, the next stop is down stream.

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.

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