Like almost everywhere else in this supposedly civilized world we have people who litter. One of the grossest things there is are used facial tissues thrown about carelessly or strategically placed.
Here at “Oak St. End” we also have our share. It may be just one individual that seems to do this year round and then more people when cold season is here. Maybe she has allergies so by the time she gets a certain distance from the front door, from the buildings she lives in, she tucks it away onto parked bicycles or just discards it onto the pathway or nearby grasses/weeds.
One of the bicycles she (I assume it is a she because men rarely carry or use facial tissue outside)uses, is mine. It is locked up on a fence near the public pathway. She tucks it in between my front tire and fork behind my brake cable assembly. This cannot be done by just throwing the disgusting piece of damp dirty still white paper.
A while back I had a basket at the back. She, I assume it is the same person, then threw it in there. I then covered the basket with bird netting tapped down with duct tape but she still managed to force her garbage in by lifting a corner by peeling back the tape and/or in through the sides. I have an unknown enemy! After my basket removal she found other places to place her dirty droppings.
This has been going on for some time. For over at least a year or even two. Not every day but at least once a week.
One day I will catch her in the act!
I dream of that day. Of course my most wicked thought/dream/fantasy would be to shoot her head or hand off with a shot-gun. Yes, even though I am not a man of violence this scenario has crossed my mind. I have never owned a gun nor do I intend to. I have fired a few pellet and be-be guns and rifles before but never one with real bullets.
The one I favour would be to confront her directly and explain that what she is doing is gross, ignorant, and unsanitary. Could I charge her with something via the police? Something like trespassing, littering, or endangering others health?
Two other options;
1) Is to find out where she lives by following her, and put crazy glue in her lock cylinder after she leaves for work. Only of course if she lives alone! Would not want to punish others for her ignorance/stupidity.
2) Take her picture and post it around the neighbourhood with explanation of her actions.
What is most perplexing in all this is that I am the only one that keeps this pathway and joining grass/weed area clean, voluntarily at that! Somehow I think that she knows this.
No matter where I walk, whenever there is a bicycle with a basket, people use it as a garbage receptacle. Even if there is a garbage can nearby people still do this. Uncivilized is all I have to say.