Monday, September 28, 2009

Is Calling People Pigs An Insult To Swine?

Two Examples That Make Ya Shake Yer Head

Yesterday my missus and I headed over to Bowen Park to enjoy an absolutely perfect late September day.

The sun was streaming down, there was barely a breeze in the park and surprisingly there was almost no one else there.

The river is very low at this time of year and at this point could more accurately be called a stream, with so little movement in some places as to provide a near perfect mirror image of the bank.

Now back to the point of insulting swine by calling people pigs. In a very short time we firstly came upon the bottom image which was an empty 7/11 drink cup complete with straw, neatly left in the crook of a dead tree stump beside the river bank. It seems it was easy enough to carry in full but far too heavy to remove once empty.

The other example which is also seen in many other places, is the neatly knotted, city provided, plastic bag of doggie doo left beside a footbridge. Are people stupid or just plain lazy?

Anyway, that is my rant for the week and needless to say these two minor annoyances were not enough to ruin another enjoyable time in one of Nanaimo's great outdoor spaces. As I said to me missus, as much as I don't like the high taxes in Nanaimo, the money spent on maintaining our parks is money well spent in my opinion.
The jury is still out on some of the more elaborate projects such as Spirit Square in Maffeo Sutton Park.


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