Dirty Minds

Dirty Minds

Hey Team,

Here’s a little something I ran across yesterday that kind of (read: REALLY) bothered me. Granted, I was waiting at the airport ticketing desk in Los Angeles at four in the morning on no sleep so I probably wasn’t exactly in a happy-go-lucky mindset to begin with…

Behind me I hear something fall. (Nothing bigger than a waded up wrapper.)

“Hey Bob, you dropped something.” Bob’s friend leans into him and points at the floor drawing my eyes down to the wrapper at Bob’s foot.

“Meh, it’s just trash.” Horrified, now I can’t take my eyes off the wrapper…but Bob continues, “I was going to throw it away so I set it on my bag but it fell off. Not my fault.” Then he steps on the trash and rolls over it as the line moves forward!

Seriously?! I can’t believe people can do that! How much personal entitlement do you have to feel before you can convince yourself that 1) It’s not your fault YOUR trash ended up on the ground and 2) It’s not your responsibility to pick it back up?

It killed me inside to not walk away from the ticketing counter and pick up this dude’s trash in front of him. I just don’t get it. It’s his! Why would it be okay for him to just leave it there?!

Okay, obviously I’m getting a little worked up here but I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of this exact same behavior lately. And now that I’m on the subject, what’s up with smoker’s throwing their butts on the ground?! How does that not count as trash? I’m sure those same people wouldn’t spit their gum out on the sidewalk…

Ugh! I better stop or I’ll end up ranting about this all day. I have to go find someone that will take me SCUBA diving in the Atlantic.

I’m done.

Brett.





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5 Replies to “Dirty Minds”

  1. Yea Brett, people will spit their gum out on the ground. I know because I have stepped on gum many times, and it makes you very angry to have to scrape somebodies gum off my shoe. They will throw anything on the ground. Love, Gramtrekker

  2. Rant away! I have beef with it too. Trying to find some sort of compromise, I have accepted the fact that smokers suck in general. I wouldn’t want to put a cigarette butt in my pocket either…yet another reason I don’t smoke… so I have come to terms that they are going to be thrown on the ground. But for god sakes people, at least snub it out when it gets there. I want to pick them up and put them out on your arm, but i don’t…yet. Wait till a little more of the crazy sets in.

  3. After the week I’ve had, this doesn’t surprise me….well, I’ll probably have momentary loss of memory and have faith in mankind once again, then it’ll take a week like this one to be like…uh….my bad, what was I thinking? And btw, when you get the solution for the worsening condition of man’s lack of common decency…let me know! Meanwhile…best of luck on the rest of your journey.

  4. ok brett
    like you i found the recipe for moonshine and was about to go looking for the horse feed.been reading you adventures but need to know your results?I have made myself a pot still with the copper boiler and being a retired plumber did the piping.ran some vinegar through it today and think i'm ready to make the mesh.I installed mine in my garden shed just in case you know the bomb!!ok so tell me your results please.
    thanks in advance rick

  5. ok brett
    like you i found the recipe for moonshine and was about to go looking for the horse feed.been reading you adventures but need to know your results?I have made myself a pot still with the copper boiler and being a retired plumber did the piping.ran some vinegar through it today and think i'm ready to make the mesh.I installed mine in my garden shed just in case you know the bomb!!ok so tell me your results please.
    thanks in advance rick

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