It is rare that CE spends non working time in NYC. Today CE was asked to assist Mrs. CE with a few grand parenting duties. So between giving baby CE a bottle and making two coffee runs there was an unusual amount of downtime to explore the city. Much to my regret the city seems to have regressed, the streets, corners and curbs were practically filling up with garbage before my eyes.
Is this phenomenon of mindlessly discarding garbage a simple lack of respect for others? Is it due to a lack of community and no sense of civic responsibility? Are those who are inclined to litter residents of the area or are they simply passing through and don’t give a damn? Where is the anti littering campaign of my youth? Would no littering signs make a difference? Does anyone care?