Living in Toronto, I’ve gotten used to the lack of respect most of the citizens have for our city. The litter on the streets, in the parks and most public areas is pretty bad. There’s a lot of cigarette butts but also piles discarded food, coffee cups and even household trash. I routinely see people casually drop their food wrappers or empty cigarette boxes on the sidewalk, as if it’s no big deal. And it doesn’t matter which neighbourhood, the litter issue is everywhere in this city!
So finding that someone has used my bike basket as a trash can shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it still enrages me!
Especially when it’s parked outside a quiet strip of Front Street during the week day. It’s not like the many times I’ve found empty cigarette boxes in my basket after my bike is locked up defenceless in a neighbourhood that gets filled with drunk douchebags at night. I mean, this still makes me mad too but maybe I think that people who eat yogurt should know better than a drunk person on College Street?
I don’t know. Either way – how thoughtless and rude!