(With headlines like the one above, I could totally work for the New York Post.)
Yesterday, while listening to The Rachel Maddow PodCast, I was made privy to the story that took place in Easton, Pennsylvania on the 23rd. Basically, for you anti-clickers out there, a woman ordered from McDonald’s. She then drove to Wal Mart and decided to eat her meal in her car in the parking lot. When she was finished eating her burger or whatever, she decided she didn’t want the lettuce any longer. She rolled down the window and threw the remains out the car window. She was cited for littering. She owes $173.50.
Lettuce comes from the ground, therefore it can go back into the ground, It‘s biodegradable. I didn‘t think I was doing anything wrong.
She failed to appear in court, deciding the fine was stupid. I suppose.
This small story has spawned one heck of a debate between myself and Toby Joe (we happen to be on the same side but we’re still discussing it.) and several people on the Internet. Some people feel that since it came from the land, it can be thrown back to the land. Others believe that this could potentially harm animals as many try and eat the discarded food.
Inspired by her thoughtless actions, I left a comment on a community site (something I normal shy away from). I was going to copy and paste that comment here but I think everyone out there knows how I feel about it. Plus, for me and my prejudices, it doesn’t help that she ordered from McDonald’s and then ate it at Wal Mart.
I can’t stand it when people throw apple cores out their car window. Cigarette butts can be seen everywhere you go. Some feel that the beach is actually a giant ashtray. Most of New York city is paved with used, old gum. I find it disgusting. And everyone knows how If eel about discarded chicken bones. I say, fine the hell out of her. Maybe next time she’ll think twice.