spartacus wrote:Carry on picking up (other people's) litter, Spartacus! I do the same. I aim to pick up at least one piece of litter a day and dispose of it properly. I'm hardly in the first flush of youth so I don't challenge those who create litter but my "one a day" (and sometimes more) makes me feel less angry about the amount of rubbish in our city.The trash on our streets upsets me - I'm becoming less tolerant of it and the people who create it. I will now pick up a can or bottle if I can, even if it makes me look like a lush as I carry it to the nearest bin. I recently (very politely) asked a chap who dumped his coffee cup on the wall to St George the Martyr if he would please put it in the bin (about 2 metres away) and got called a 'self righteous *"nt' for my trouble. My riposte was to tell him that at least *"nts are useful, whereas an unpleasant slob like him was just a waste of space. Yes, I know it wasn't clever of me - I fully expected a punch to knock me off my high horse. I did regret rising to the bait but it was a measure of how much the state of our streets is getting to me!
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