For the longest time, #1 on my ‘Most Abhorred’ list were those little plastic tooth floss thingies that you see scattered so carelessly about.
I absolutely loathe picking those #$*^& things up.
Lately, though, a new challenger has surfaced as my most hated piece of junk tossed aside by idiots. It is the cellophane wrapper top from packs of cigarettes. These accursed mini-sheets of plastic are ascending to #1 if only because they outnumber the tooth floss thingies by a 20-to-1 margin. Yeah, that’s an unscientific sampling but it’s close enough for government work.
And these zip-off tops are everywhere. It’s not an official walk unless I stoop to pick up a few. Apparently, the tops come with manufacturer instructions to “Toss Carelessly Aside.” It’s one set of orders people are keen to follow.
I’ve yet to devolve to cigarette butts. If I focused on those, I wouldn’t finish my walk in the same year it started.