Littered and Poll-you-ted

Hello people of the world, what’s up?

Yesterday Mehak and I told you about how it feels to be on the wrong end of a talk-a-thon, (I now know what you feel like, at the end of a long long post :P) So I’m going to keep this one short. 🙂

So this happened when I went for a walk with a friend. We were supposed to chill at a coffee shop but ended up taking a long walk, with a random stop for sugarcane juice, around the streets of South Bombay, instead. We were walking around generally enjoying the summer heat, talking about life, friendship, career options, cartoon characters, and stopped for a glass of sugarcane juice. I’ll tell you this right away, I judge people by the way that they behave with others, and it was kind of a deal breaker when he refused to extend even a basic courteous “thank you” to the guy who served our drinks. I mean sure, the guy may not be as cool as you, but to not extend even basic courtesy? What are you, perfect in some way that the other person isn’t? He was handed a disposable plastic cup as maybe a form of punishment, I got a glass which I downed instantly, and returned with a smile and a heartfelt thank you. We settled the bill, while my friend mindlessly sipped on his drink, not realizing why we were tended to differently. As we walked on, he eventually finished his drink, and simply threw his plastic cup on the street. He littered. I asked him to pick the glass up and pointed him in the direction of a bin, which was about 20 steps away. He didn’t, so I did, and went straight home. He said, “It was no big deal, stop overreacting..”

We’ve never met after that.

For all those who think littering is not something to worry about, think again. You don’t want to wake up to a trash can of a life someday, or maybe you do, and that’s something to worry about.

LitterBugs not welcome



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