This is a finger wag to the individual or individuals who use the county back roads as a garbage dump. Doxsee Road is a minor back road near my property that I use often coming back from Picton. I’ve seen garbage bags, tires, VCRs, assorted pipes, you name it, chances are you’ll find it thrown there at some point. Now I can add couch cushions to the list.
Apparently Doxsee is also popular with commuters going to Belleville or environs, as it is the repository for hundreds of coffee cups. Ten minutes is empirically the time needed to drink a small size ; if you continue along SR14 to the north, you’ll see the larger sizes. Someone could do a study, as there is plenty of material to survey.
Prince Edward County is a little different from major centres like Toronto in that there are way fewer eyes watching, and so it comes down to a person’s character more often than peer pressure, to do the right thing. Whether it’s laziness, carelessness or complete indifference makes no difference to the end result. If you can’t afford to take this stuff to the dump, how are you able to afford to drive the vehicle large enough to haul payloads like the one above.
In the end, one person’s thoughtlessness requires another person’s effort to undo the damage, however slight. I hope that pictures like this one become a lot rarer in the future, but I’m not betting on it.
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