Disgusted, frustrated, disappointed in Gooderham litterbugs
April 28, 2015
To the Gooderham Litterbugs,
Thank you so much for sharing your holiday celebration with us… it must have been quite an event! We are so impressed that you took the trouble to set the table with festive snowman cups and tablecloth, accessorized with orange and blue plastic cutlery – the decorative rim on all the many Chinet plates and bowls must have matched so well! We were somewhat concerned with the number of cigarette packages (Belmont and Number 7) considering there was a baby present but hope with even those cases of Lowenbrau and Corona, supplemented with Stella and Carling, that you would have smoked apart from the children. Did they enjoy their gifts? The toy boxes indicate a range of ages but we’re sure all enjoyed the Kinder Surprise eggs. Did the baby gobble up the broccoli, pea and brown rice mixture or were all the 12 litres of apple juice and numerous Oasis drinking boxes enough to spoil his or her appetite? Judging by the many, many diapers left behind, the baby did his share of drinking as well! You’ll be happy to learn that the tape has held well on more than a couple of dozen and only broken open on 10 or so. We sincerely hope that you didn’t need to use all 1,160 wipes from the discarded carton; you would have been too busy to enjoy the party! Judging by the numerous grocery bags, you did a great deal of shopping at No Frills but we did notice the Caesar croutons were a Walmart product. We’d love to know if that’s where you also purchased the cases of Coke and ginger ale as well as the Doritos, Lays classic chips and Perrier – we all love to find the best prices! Imagine our surprise finding these clues and so much more of your holiday waste when off on a spring hike to the public boat landing! Like you, we look forward to celebrations with family and friends here in the Haliburton Highlands; unlike you, we respect the space we share and recycle our waste or tote it to the dump or garbage disposal. Having been pushed by the snow plow then ripped apart by animals and spread through the forest for many metres, your holiday celebration memories will likely fade long before your garbage disappears. Each time we come to the landing, we will be met by the shards of blue cutlery and sparkly ribbons twisted in the branches…
Thanks for sharing!
Chris and Nancy Sainthill