FACE IT & stop defacing it!

28 Feb

Dirty, spoiled-rotten Hamiltonians, from what I’ve been seeing, have been doing this to their own beloved city, just as I witnessed, first-hand, at around 10:30 this morning. It began as one of those a.m.’s that I kinda like – the wet & gloomy kind, with a bit of Springtime tickling the air. I was waiting for the bus for maybe about 2 minutes, when city workers pulled up in a white City of Hamilton truck, and I couldn’t help but immediately notice how one of them was wearing dark glasses, like those kinds you see the guys in that movie, Men In Black, wearing. So, as I smiled to myself, faintly amused, I then focused on what they could possibly be up to.

They emerged from their vehicle, & looked at the refuse on the walks, including a variety of mucky stones, then began to gather something that looked like rakes, & I also noticed a few dark lake green (don’t know what else to call the colour, folks) garbage bags in the back of their truck.

My bus pulled up a few minutes later, and after I seated myself, while still thinking about this most awful job for these people at this time of year, & looking out of the window during the ride uptown, I could not help but notice (and to my dismay, I might add here), the vast amount of rubbish scattered haphazardly about on the walkways & in the gutters, then thought to myself, “how the heck are these 2 guys gonna pull off this job today, for such a long stretch of at least 20 to 30 blocks”?… or so it appeared to me.

Slapshot Lawn Rake (one of the greatest inventions known to humankind)

Slapshot Lawn Rake (one of the greatest inventions known to humankind)

Wayelle (and wayil, because I ain’t prejudiced, I hope you know), don’t you all think it’s about time Hamiltonians put 1st things 1st

as in,

get off of their mostly obese, lazy asses (I’m afraid to say, from what I’ve been seeing nowadays) and make a fresh start in picking up their own trash, when it’s mostly their fast-food wrappers we are finding ourselves faced with!? 

Heck, now I know why they call this rubbish refuse… because everyone seems to be refusing to clean up their own acts!


I also noticed an advertising sign at King & Emerald, with a Tim Horton’s slogan on it that is so bloody ironic with respect to what I’m talking about here, you’ve just got to there & take a look at it yourselves! I’m afraid you’re going to have to do the legwork as I don’t have uploading cords handy to show you my shots but I’ll flag some oldie-but-goodies down for you later. 

On a lighter note, before I say goodbye to blogging for the day, I’d just like to give the 5-star award to the mostly European-owned storefronts, buildings & public walkways out front of ’em, beginning immediately west of Wellington St. right up to King & James. It’s extremely impressive – good show, people!


6 Responses to “FACE IT & stop defacing it!”

  1. Liza Writes March 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    You and I are the same wavelength dearest! Rotten apples are leaving a scent of decay and their nasty ways will no longer be praised!

  2. Liza Writes March 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    thank you for your friendship – lets make a pact to not allow others to take away what makes us love life…the sunshine we will always carry no matter how dark it may get. x0x0

  3. Xanthea March 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Hey Laydee — ! Thought I’d pop by and say Hi! While I’m glad the snow is finally melting and spring is just teasing us at this point, I am also dismayed to see all the trash etc. littering the streets 😦 I think some of it has been buried all winter, but I do agree that individuals should stop for a minute and pick what they can up and off the ground. Enjoy some fresh “spring” air today and have a gggggggrrrrrrrreat one!!! X

    • thelightningphoenix March 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

      Xanthea, I’ve been missing you recently because I miss our early-morning coffee-clutches, big-time. It’s nice to have a pattern to your everyday life, isn’t it, especially when it adds a bit of anxiousness in seeing & hearing from your great buddies.

      As for popping by, I hope some people pull together & help to clean the mess up on the streets out there now that the snow’s finally melted. It’s pretty (is that the right word, even?) unappealing to the eye.

      And how come you never commented on my blog, XX, when I really need your expert critique & fan worship 😀 LOVE YOU, ANYWAY – you know that by now 😉

  4. thelightningphoenix March 19, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    OOPS! Sorry, Xanthea. I was in Dashboard when I only caught 1/2 of your comments on my blog here. Thank-you, again, lady. CHEERS 😀

  5. thelightningphoenix March 19, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Thanks, also, Liza, for being a devoted friend to me.
    I will try & catch up with you soon…
    just didn’t want to
    get around any more Rotten Apples for the time-being 😉

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