Here’s what happens when you leave a bunch of trash on the sidewalk, as these folks did a few days ago. First the pickers go through your stuff, and they don’t exactly care whether things get put back in a neat and tidy way. Then the dogs and other critters get into the bagged up garbage and spread it around. Then the debris starts blowing around the street, and before you know it you’ve got a disgusting eyesore that is getting worse by the minute.
You can compare this picture, taken after I got back from the office today, with the “before” picture I posted a few days ago. When Kish and I saw this scene we got out our own trash bags, bagged up the debris, cleared the sidewalk, picked up the scattered trash and garbage, and stored it in the dumpsters. Other thoughtless people may not behave in a neighborly way, but that doesn’t mean we have to follow their lead.