What's Wrong With This Picture? Pay It Forward

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It is no secret I like to walk and hike along the Pacific Ocean bluffs on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  We are fortunate to have abundant open space with miles of hiking trails and unspoiled landscape to please the senses and soothe the soul.  You don't have to tell me, I'm fortunate, I realize how lucky I am to live where I can enjoy immense natural beauty on a daily basis.

 

I am not alone.  The trails, especially on weekends, are filled with a plethora of people out strolling on the hiking paths.  I'm a big advocate of physical activity, but I am not a fan of what a few people elect to leave behind.  Okay, I'm a bit of fanatic about litter.  If my children so much as dropped a gum wrapper on the sidewalk I asked them to pick it up and dispose of it in the nearest trash receptacle.  If they objected, they then were subjected to the "what if" visual picture I painted.  What if everyone dropped their litter on the sidewalk...well, they quickly scooped up the dropped wrapper and began looking for a trash can.

 

I picked up the fast food drink container in the photo and deposited it in the trash can for whomever left it by the trail.  Yes, it was your responsibility, not mine.  But come on, didn't your mother (or dad) ever tell you what to do with your trash?  Please! Put trash in its place.

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Bob - I have the same wicked thought....but untold fires begin with the simple act of tossing a cigarette butt out an open window.

March 20, 2011 02:00 PM
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Torgie Madison
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I picked up a lit cigarette off the street just this past week. This kind of thing drives me crazy!!!

March 20, 2011 02:03 PM
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JoAnn Moore
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I am certainly in agreement. I don't know why people feel it is perfectly alright for them to drop trash and even throw trash out their car windows. There are plenty of trash cans at gas stations, convenience stores and in their own garages and homes that they can dispose of the trash properly. Roadsides look so ugly with so much litter lying around. We shouldn't have to have people and groups sign up for "Adopt a Highway" because there shouldn't be trash there to pick up. It makes you think that maybe these people drop and throw trash around in their own homes.  

March 20, 2011 03:15 PM
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Norma:  Strange how people leave their stuff everywhere.  It's a big problem everywhere!

March 20, 2011 05:31 PM
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Norma I never understand people who litter, like the world is their garbage can or something. They toss stuff out the windows all the time too. Reflects poor upbringing is my guess.

March 20, 2011 06:08 PM
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