I Don’t Want To Understand

Out on a road ride with Charli today, in South Oxfordshire (though it could have been anywhere), we passed two instances where someone’s come along to a pleasant enough spot in the country, pulled in, eaten and drunk something, and then thrown the rubbish on the road and driven off.

I don’t want to understand that mentality.

Littering is endemic and seems to be getting worse. (And yes, I’ve gone on about it before.)

It’s depressing knowing you’re sharing the country with people who’ll just sling their rubbish down. Today, I found myself thinking that it’s not unreasonable to infer that if that’s their attitude to littering, pretty well all the other aspects of their character aren’t going to be exactly laudable either.

So, it seems we’ve a society with a rising proportion of idiots, people so dumb they’re willing to broadcast their stupidity by dropping litter. I can’t help but think that doesn’t bode well for the future.

An empty can amidst leaves, South Oxfordshire, September 2012

I don’t even want to understand the thinking behind littering