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February 12, 2013

Stop dumping trash along our roadsides

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

To the dumpers: I know this probably won’t reach you, as I doubt you have the capacity to read — but if you can, doubt you ever pick up The Norman Transcript. But I just wanted to thank you so much for your contribution of two old toilets to our roadside on Cedar Lane.

Really? You obviously had them loaded on a vehicle. But instead of driving just a few more miles to the city of Norman Waste Management facility (just south of State Highway 9 and Chautauqua) and paying just a few dollars (by weight and very reasonable), instead your addled brain apparently thought, “Gee, I’ll just shove them off here — now somebody else’s problem” (if your thought process even went that far).

I so much wish I had seen you do this — and all of you who find the same disposal method for your old couches, mattresses, appliances, etc.

You know you are doing the wrong thing because you dump when you won’t be observed. If I see you dumping items in my neighborhood (yes, it’s my neighborhood, not your dumping ground), I’ll make sure you never dump again. Literally.

Please, make use of Norman’s waste facility. Or keep your junk at home. But please don’t dump it on the roadways we all share so the rest of us bear the cost of clean-up of your mess and deal with your lack of respect for the environment and your fellow citizens.

We really are fed up with the witless, self-centered folks who somehow think this is OK. It only takes half a brain to know this is wrong — so who exactly are these folks? If you know any of them, suggest you report to the city of Norman — if they are that witless, not the highest thought processes engaged and they could be risky (to you) in other ways.

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