For the past few years the Montreal subway has had two free papers: The Metro and 24 Hours. That doesn't annoy me, although perhaps their ridiculous "news coverage" would if I actually read them, but I don't so I won't even comment on that.
The Transit Commission installed covered recycling bins for the papers, since people were putting them in the open trash bins (or dumping them on the ground if they were total wankers) and when the subway wooshed in, paper flew. Everywhere. So kudos to the Transit Commission.
However, now that you have the handy closed bins, you still have all these morons who dump their paper in/beside the trash bin when the recycling bin is about 10 inches to the side. What the hell is wrong with these people? Are they blind? Congenital idiots?
How hard is it to use the recycling bin rather than thow the damn stupid news-coverageless-paper on the floor of the subway car or on top of an overflowing rubbish bin?
People are idiots. As ChooChoo regularly points out to me, people are stupid.
There's a cool supermarket, Les 5 saisons (the 5 seasons) near the office that has a salad/hot meal bar as well as a good deli counter. It's a great place to pick up a freshly cooked meal for lunch.
As a huge added advantage, as soon as the weather gets nice, they set up tables (with parasols no less) outside so people can eat on the premises. With garbage cans all around. How great is that?
And so the people sit. And eat. And oops, along comes a breeze that picks up that leftover napkin, or that empty styrofoam coffee cup.
And they keep sitting there. (You see where this is going don't you?)
And the napkin/cup blows to the ground.
And there they sit. Not making the slightest move to pick up their junk! And it drives me insane because it's not that freaking hard to bend down and PICK! UP! YOUR! DAMN! TRASH! YOU! PIGS!*
What the hell is wrong with these people?
Personally, if I were the store owner, I'd take the tables away. But he's obviously nicer than me.
* My most humble aplogies to all pigs for the insult, but the cliché was so easy to use, plus it would have lost a lot of emphasis if I had yelled YOU! HUMANS!