The Filth You Can Find in a Walmart Parking Lot

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The Filth You Can Find in a Walmart Parking Lot

Unfortunately, litter is a common eye-sore wherever people go. Some people discard their trash along the highways, residential streets, and public areas of communities instead of taking it to the nearest trash can or dumpster. Why is this?

Trash in public spaces is so commonplace, I think it generally goes unnoticed. It is not unusual to see a squashed aluminum can or abandoned fast food drinking cup in a busy parking lot. But what I saw today in the parking lot of my local Walmart is just disgusting.

While walking from my car to the entrance of Walmart, I passed an empty parking space with a rolled up diaper that had obviously been run over...as its contents (need I say) were partially squeezed out on the asphalt.

Let's face it. Dirty diapers stink and no one wants to carry one around for any length of time. But is there (was there) no other option but to discard the dirty diaper in a parking lot busy with vehicle and foot traffic?

To the individual who dropped the filthy burdensome load, did you not have an extra bag you could have put the poopy diaper in? Was it too difficult to locate a trash can in the parking lot or at the front entrance of Walmart?

Aside from being unsightly, the abandoned diaper full of waste in the Walmart parking lot is a health hazard. It wouldn't be too difficult for an unobservant child (or any unobservant or distracted person) to accidently step on the discarded waste and track it everywhere. Some really young children might even touch it or pick it up out of curiosity! How disgusting is that?

How much trouble can it be to take one's garbage to a trash can? I suppose it all boils down to how someone is raised.

What filthy items have you spotted in your local Walmart parking lot?

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Comments (3)

Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Congratulations you have met up  with the new America only caring for themselves and everyone ought to take care of them including taking the diaper to the trash.

Oct 10, 2011 04:26 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The consolation to this one Paul is that I would bet that the offender is on camera by knowing the high tech practices which Walmart employs to protect their property.  We often see the signs "Littering - up to $500.00 Fine" enforce that once in any given municipality and the word will quickly spread.

Oct 10, 2011 04:55 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

I have not been in a Wal-Mart parking lot for years....I go to Target and their lots are clean AND there are trash cans at the store entries.

Oct 11, 2011 12:34 AM