Here is a jidrool who managed to get himself stuck inside a trash can. Don’t let this happen to you! I mean, don’t you hate it when that happens?
I have mentioned such disagreeable suburban customs as leaving little plastic bags of dog poo everywhere, and aiming powerful floodlights at your neighbor’s bedroom window every night. Somehow these aren’t classed as microaggressions and you can’t get people to stop doing them.
Here’s another suburban cultural practice–dumping your garbage into somebody else’s garbage can.
Do they do this in your town? In my town Public Works picks up the trash once a week, so you put your full can on the curb in the evening and they empty it into the garbage truck early in the morning. Your result should be an empty can.
Often, however, by the time you come out to get the trashcan, it’s already full of other people’s fast-food packaging, leftovers, soda cans, and similar detritus. People must stop their cars and dump this stuff into the first empty garbage can they see.
This is the coarsening of our culture. This is a country full of people who never move beyond reading comic books (if they read anything at all), are still in collidge when they’re 25, obsess over how much free stuff they can get from the government, think zombies might be real, throw baby showers for out-of-wedlock births, and throw their trash into someone else’s can. This is the fruit of public education. This is video games and text messages. This is leaf blowers.
We really could live a lot better than we do. But we’d have to do it on purpose.