Sunday, July 10, 2011
Just a Trashy Girl
When I showed up, the only people present were the man in charge, his two daughters, and our pastor's wife. That made me feel really bad. (You see, I have backed out twice already.) I could see that they really needed us. In addition to our mile, we are handing out literature in another neighborhood while picking up litter there too. So 6 of us for all that work isn't much. Luckily, another man showed up after us.
We set out, all clean and nice smelling. With the beating sun and clear skies, that didn't last long. We found some interesting things along the roadway...I wish I had brought my camera! But then again, I didn't want to touch anything that belonged to me with those filthy, germ-ridden gloves! Of course, there was lots of firework trash leftover from the holiday. We picked up tons of food wrappers and drink containers. Hubby found a jacket sticking halfway out of the storm grate. Yeah, weird. Cigarette packages, broken toys, used Q-Tips, a bucket, and tons of popsicle wrappers were other things we found.
I hate!), and the dryer sheet I found, and you get a hooker's car.
But at the end of the day, all sweaty and filthy, I jumped in the shower with a smile on my face. It feels good to give back. Now hopefully those filthy animals from 14th to 17th Streets can learn to keep their doggone neighborhood clean!!! Just kidding.