Despoiling Mother Earth



Governments, Big Business, Small Businesses, You, Me, Them, Everybody…

Everywhere I look there seems to be a casual disregard for the sanctity of this planet and everything that lives upon it.  And yet, for the forseeable future this is the only planet we have to live upon.  Why is it that so many seem to care nothing for the Earth, and so few try to preserve and repair this place we call home?

P1040973Forget the big stuff for a while, and take one small piece of casual waste, one tiny instance of wilful vandalism ~ the damned abandoned shopping trolley, or as the Americans would have it shopping cart / shopping buggy.

All over this one-donkey town there exist randomly littered and abandoned shopping carts.

Why do people take them out of the store car parks in the first place, and why don’t they return them?

Do these morons think that shopping carts can find their own way home?

Are there jerks on this planet who actually believe that shopping trolleys can swim?  If not, why do some wassocks chuck shopping carts into the sea?

This is just a metaphor for the total disregard some / many / most people have for the environment.  I could ask if these people would treat their homes like this, but what’s the point?  The answer is that some jerks do treat their homes like dumps / tips / dumpsters / skips…

Then there’s my role in this.  I take lost trollies back to the store they came from.  Not as a crusade, and I don’t go looking for abandoned shopping carts, but when I find one on my daily stroll, I do take them back.

Does that make me public-spirited, or a damn fool, or both?



8 responses

  1. Never a fool, and least of all damnable. I wish someone here 3 decades ago had done that before some of the (once nearby) shopping mart’s shopping carts ended up in our river. Once when the water was very low, I saw snapping turtles resting on a couple of carts, all surrounded by car tires and bicycles. A treason against both man and God.

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    1. It amazes me that bad people can go to the trouble of pushing a shopping cart a mile or so, just to chuck it into the sea. At least I know there is good in the world, so long as there is you.

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      1. Aw, thank you so much. 🙂 I think most people don’t realize it’s a civil crime, too — even way back in the day, each cart cost a store $200! But anyway, on behalf of us all, thank you for returning the ones you find. It matters. We only get one world for all the generations.

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  2. You’re being considerate of the the environment 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your words, you are too kind.

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  3. Makes you a responsible person.

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