Honestly, what is wrong with people?
As I was driving home from the store today, I noticed some litter in our yard, out by the road. I figured I'd pick it up when I walked out to get the mail. When I walked out to get the mail, I saw more litter, enough that I had to go back to the house and get a bag to put it in. So I walked all along our property, picking up the litter.
Apparently the offender was hungry for a McChicken. He or she used 2 packets of mayonnaise, had a large soda if the lid is any clue, and used about 6 napkins. Although if the fact that he/she threw their trash out the window rather than depositing it in a freakin' trash can is any indication, they're big enough PIGS that they probably didn't actually USE the napkins, they just happened to be in the bag when they tossed it out the window!
I swear, I would no more toss a bag of trash out the car window than I'd cut off my right hand. That's my Dad's doing, because he never let us do that on trips. I suppose there was a time when one of us did that...if so, we only did it once, believe me. It's all about respect, people: respect for the environment, respect for other people's property, and for God's sake, show some respect for yourself and stop acting like a big pig! If you want to behave that way in your own home, be my guest. Have a ball and completely trash your own yard! Live it up! But keep your filthy littering habits to yourself, okay? UGH!
Can you tell that's a pet peeve of mine? <grin>
So did you all see the interview with the entire Obama family? I'll provide the video after a little discussion. First of all, I don't care what you think about the guy or his wife, but his girls are absolutely adorable! I thought it was so funny the way they kind of picked on him a little bit. I saw another clip, a different one from the one I'm putting up here, where the youngest one (Sasha) said something about how much her Dad talks, and made the "blabbermouth" gesture with both hands. HA! And the older one (Malia) chided her Dad about how you don't shake hands with kids, as he's done with her friends, you wave or something. She had the attitude of "Jeez, Dad." (I seem to recall him writing about that in his second book.) Extremely smart and funny little girls, and you could tell that the interviewer was completely charmed.
It was fun to see. But now the Senator has come out and said that the interview was a mistake and they won't be doing any more interviews as a family, because of all the intense coverage and attention it got. He and Michelle do not want that kind of attention lasered onto their kids. I don't blame them. It's scary enough for anyone in the public eye to realize that there are people who would take you out without a moment of hesitation, and they would do the same to your kids. How awful is that? That fear is heightened for Obama because of his skin color. That's not just awful, that's shameful. I found the interview so much fun to watch, and what a shame that we won't see much more of the family because of fear of harm coming to those two bright and beautiful little girls.
Here's the video: