There are a lot of people here in my neighborhood that drive me insane: the ice cream truck men (there are three different ones!) with their loud kinder-muzak and diesel generators, the kids with their $500 cars, with the $3000 subwoofer, the kids in the street playing bball, the people who just can't figure out what day trash day is and what day recycling day is... Well, I could go on and on.
But the worst of them are by far, the smokers. The smokers who stand in front of my house, or nearby, and flick their butts into the street, and the parking area. And trash too. But mostly butts. They are everywhere - the parking area, my garden, my yard, the street, the sidewalk. Its disgusting. And, I can't for the life of me figure out why its not acceptable to toss your Burger King cup on the street, but its totally cool to flick a burning death ember.
I've tried, oh lord I have tried, to get the neighbors to not do this, but it has been an utter disaster. The only time I had marginal success was with a guy down the street who had a crush on me and wanted to win me over. And even then, I'm pretty sure he flicked when I wasn't around.
So, here's to #7 - coming out of my house and appreciating the garden, the sidewalk and the street, without cursing about the nasty butts.