30 Sept 2009

An embarrassment to society

Yesterday, I was on a city bus travelling to an appointment. At a bus stop just short of where I was going, a black African Muslim, dressed so that only the face was showing, dropped off the bus with her baby carriage.

As she reached the street, she bent and from the little hanging basket underneath the carriage, she picked out several pieces of garbage (or rubbish as they say in England). A juice pack, several candy wrappers…

Without straightening up, she casually scooped them out onto the street, then straightened up and casually pushed her carriage on.

The public rubbish bin was less than 4 feet to her right, in plain sight!