I have said before that I have two main pet peeves. One is our lack of a good health care system and the second is the way people drive in this country. Well, now I am adding a third.

For the last few days I have been walking my dog in our neighborhood in Goleta. On Monday, I noticed the yard sales signs that are left on the post after the yard sales are finished. So that started me. I ripped them down, then I found a plastic bag which I stuffed the sign into. By the time I finished my journey from Winchester Canyon to Glen Annie I had a plastic bag full of trash, which I finally threw in a bin in the open space behind Santa Barbara Montessori School.

On Tuesday, I completed a walk and ended up with another bag full of trash, items like food wrappers, and the little black bags which people use for picking up after their dogs but then leave lying around.

My question to the people is: How are you going to teach the young ones to clean up our environment when you are too lazy to do it yourselves. I was taught as a youngster to leave an area as clean as when I entered it. Wake up, America. Clean up, America. Grownups: Let’s leave our children a clean environment, not a trashed one.


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