What’s so gross about that trash?

October 9th, 2008

Most people at my large apartment complex drive their trash to the compactor.

But they don’t trunk it. Nope. Something about their trash is so unappealing, they must put it on the car hood. And then, well, as you can imagine, it’s a challenge for them to maneuver over 76 mountainous speed bumps on the journey. Not to mention trying to see over the trash. Yes, some residents put it on the driver’s side. I laugh out loud on occasion.

As you may guess, trash ends up on the road. And some unkind folks leave it. It’s called litter. So, for trash trunkers like me, the apartment roads become an obstacle course.

If you’re one of these people who refuses to put trash in your car trunk for a very short drive, please tell me why. Does it leak? Are you that afraid of odors? I haven’t had a problem. I promise.

But really, if you do this, please explain it to me. I’m curious. I won’t yell at you.

2 Responses to “What’s so gross about that trash?”

  1. Rachel Burton on October 12, 2008 12:31 am

    The people in one of my old complexes did that too! We always put ours in the trunk; it couldn’t possibly stink it up that much on so short a drive!

    Now we live in a building with a trash chute down the hall. Our last building had a recycle chute in addition to the regular trash chute, which I really miss.

  2. esther on October 31, 2008 12:28 pm

    at one time (seems a life time ago) I was like those people…I lived in Italy and did as the others…I threw my can of coke out of the car window, my chewinggum wrappers, tight out on the street etc etc…and I know the reasons where that simply I didn’t realise the harm it did…and people are paid to pick it up, right? Boy was I wrong!

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