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A trail of trash at high speed …

I was headed down Quail Hollow Road to the drugstore when I came upon an unspeakable, squalid trail of junk alongside the road.

The arrow points to the scene of the crime, but the moron that spilled this trash just kept on going. How can we put a stop to such crimes against nature?

The arrow seemingly points to the scene of the crime, but the moron that spilled this trash just kept on going. How can we put a stop to such crimes against nature?

There’s no way to really tell what goes through a perp’s mind when they throw out diapers, liquor bottles and who knows what the hell else out of their car window. The sad trail of trash was about 25 yards long. My ‘Angry Man’ impersonation nearly resurrected himself but managed to remain bottled up. Perhaps venting isn’t so bad.

My initial intent, beyond just the photo evidence, was to pick the mess up but I didn’t have a bag, I was in work clothes, and frankly wasn’t in a place mentally or physically to play janitor.

So the best we have is a sad shot courtesy of some idiot who jettisoned a sizable amount of litter at relatively high speed. I think it takes a true psychologist to divine why people do such things. I’m not smart enough to figure that mystery out.

This sort of deplorable scene repeats itself with stunning regularity along the streets and roads I travel throughout the South – and other byways in the U.S., too. Every time I cruise past such a distressing occurrence, what comes to mind is the morality as to why dolts think it’s okay to toss things out of their car. But that’s up to the criminal to determine. Then again, it’s a moral dilemma none take the time to consider.

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.

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