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This post was originally published on Defender Network

By Aswad Walker

I’ve never understood people who just straight throw trash out of their car windows. Yet, I see it happen all the time.

Recently, I was at one of those convenience store/gas stations, and as I pulled up to the pump I noticed a truck that was parked right near the entrance. Again, the truck was parked – near the door of the establishment… which had two big-a garbage cans on either side of the door. Whoever was in that truck, however, chose to throw piece of garbage after piece of garbage out of their window. Then the person on the passenger side opened their door, I guess to give themselves more room to – you guessed it – dump more trash onto the ground.

Why in the absolute hell were these folk throwing empty chip bags and plastic soda bottles and candy wrappers and God knows what else, onto the ground when they were less than a four-second walk away from the pair of garbage cans?

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