Monday, May 15, 2006

i don't want to sound like a complete whinger...

BUT...

good god there are some things that are driving me nuts about Glasgow (and by extension, Scotland and the UK)!!!

1. Dog Shit: Why, oh why, do people let their dogs take gigantic dumps here on the sidewalk and then NOT pick up after them? Yes, i know we pay a lot of city tax but nevertheless, it is a vile sight to behold in the morning. What's even worse? It appears that a lot of dogs seem to have leaky assholes and soft stools. If i can tell what is lacking in your dogs diet, we might have a problem.

2. Litter: People here are not shy about throwing gargabe anywhere. And they do so freely. i am astonished while walking behind people and they toss their garbage on the street. Glasgow city council needs to invest in more garbage cans, yes, but they also need to invest in educating people about common sense and courtesy. Yesterday, while running through Kelvingrove Park, i was completely disgusted by the amount of trash that people had left behind from the previous day's activities. There were beer cans, wrappers, and random litter strewn about from yesterday's sun-worshippers. It was absolutely amazing and i wished i had a camera to document how utterly disgusting it was. Sorry Glasgow, but it appears you're a city of fucking pigs.

3. Recycling: There is none to write of. i have three bags of read newspapers in my kitchen that i have been unable to throw away from Canadian guilt.

3 comments:

graig said...

Heh, "Canadian guilt".
I like that.

JC said...

i'm not sure what to do with all these papers?! Make my own homemade paper? Make a fort?!

STAG said...

I hear ya! Though its also an epidemic here in Ottawa! I went for a run beside the Rideau Canal yesterday, and dopes on roller blades were just throwing their beaver tail wrappers (paper plates mostly) on the grass and into the tulip beds when the trash bins were "just over there you litter bugs"! Unfair to blame the teens, of course...but the U. of Ottawa is right there, and most of the traffic is student traffic.