Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Litter bugging me.....

Litter is a constant nuisance in Tonbridge and pretty much every other town up and down the land. Why don't people just put their cans, bottles, crisp packets, cigarette butts and, especially, kebab wrappers in a bin, or carry it home with them? It really is that simple. Other countries cope with litter by better education and instilling a sense of civic pride in people. The sign outside the Alms Houses on Pembury Road, next to the Police Station, sounds a bit of a desperate, feeble plea against the inevitable and just shows how big a problem this is. Will it make the slightest bit of difference though to the kind of selfish, ignorant morons who are either too drunk of stupid to care? I doubt it....

4 comments:

litterpreventionprogram.com said...

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Dave said...

You have left out the chewing gum around the station where the school children congregate. Since only the brightest attend schools in Tonbridge they cant be "ignorant morons who are either too drunk of stupid to care? can they?

Paul Bailey said...

Chewing gum - horrible stuff, especially if you get it on your shoes. Once dried, and deposited as ugly blobs on the pavement, it's almost impossible to remove, and must cost local authorities a fortune in trying to clear it up. Chewing gum is banned in certain countries, and whilst I wouldn't quite go that far, I can fully understand where the authorities are coming from.

Other countries certainly deal with litter far better than we do. Earlier this year I was fortunate to visit Japan for a week's business trip. The first thing that struck my colleague and I, as we travelled by train from the airport, was how clean the country was. Absolutely no litter of any description, no moronic grafiti disfiguring buildings and people who were polite, friendly and well-ordered. What a contrast to here in the UK!

Outraged said...

Interesting point Dave. It must then be the kids parents and schools who are the morons for not teaching a few basic social skills.