It’s official; the 4500 block of South Blvd. in Charlotte is an embarrassment of plastic, polystyrene and other trash dumped by nitwits.
It’s the worst I’ve seen inside the city limits.
This came about because, rather than sit around waiting for a tire to be repaired at a local shop, I bolted for a quick walk out along South Blvd. It wasn’t meant to be an intentional walk to retrieve litter as my usual jaunts are.
But what I saw was appalling and God-awful. An embankment caked with debris of all sorts. There weren’t enough Harris Teeter bags in my pantry to collect all this junk. I’m sure there are plenty of other candidate locations if one looks hard enough (or perhaps we don’t need to look so hard). Funny that I stumbled across this sordid scene less than two minutes from the repair shop. If this heap of litter was found that quickly, how far away can other similarly embarrassing scenes be?
Somehow I don’t think this is the image of the Queen City our city fathers want to project or want impressionable visitors to see. Much of this nightmarish spectacle remains out of sight of those passing by at street level. For a lot of people, it’s out of mind, too.