What goes through a person’s mind when he or she throws garbage out the window of their vehicle?
Springtime is when this is the most obvious. All the trash thrown out of vehicle becomes visible as the snow melts. Just take a drive on any road close to town. The evidence is disturbing.
So why do it? It almost always comes down to convenience. “The dump was closed” is often the excuse. Really? The dump was closed so you decided to take a drive into the bush and dump that freezer out along a road! Oh, I understand! Are you kidding me?
I have some other observations to note. I have seen several local oilfield operators collecting garbage on their lease roads. I express my personal gratitude to these people. They are making a difference. I have seen a few local residents to take the time to pick up someone else’s garbage off the road as they head to the dump. Wow! Again…my thanks to them.
I have noticed also that there is an increase in litter on roads which lead to rigs sites, especially when the workers commute from town hotels rather than stay in a nearby camp. I am not suggesting that rig workers are to blame. I have no proof; I am just stating the facts. I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that these workers are from out of town.
On second thought I don’t really care what goes through a person’s brain when they throw out garbage. It’s enough for me to know that they are selfish, lazy and rude. And if I am lucky enough to catch them I will be charging them and publishing their names in this column!Print This Post