I am really bothered by something. Litter.
Bill and I were at a new Mexican restaurant a month or two ago. There were four adults standing near our table chatting as they left the restaurant. One man dropped a piece of paper so I picked it up, followed him and gave it back to him. I figured it was dropped by accident. It wasn't. He looked at me like I had two heads, took the paper and as they left the restaurant, dropped it again.
There seems to be more and more litter everywhere. Or perhaps I have become sensitized to it especially now that vegetation had died back and the trees, bushes and fields are mostly barren. The farmers fields are scattered with plastic bags, the road outside our neighborhood has beer bottles, coffee cups, and other sorts of litter tossed from cars. Just when did it become okay to throw your trash out of your car and onto the ground?
It isn't just our neighborhood either. Look along the highways, if you haven't noticed before, pay attention to the paper, cups, car parts, truck treads, trash bags and I can't even keep listing the junk. Do you know how many times I've seen a pair of shoes, a sock, other clothes? How do you lose those things?
Anyway, it bugs me. When we talk about it, Bill thinks that the companies whose trash we see most often like McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc. have responsibility for the trash. I understand where he is coming from, but I don't agree. What do you think?