Friday, July 6, 2007

jail time for fireworks!

ok, just needed to get your attention, because if i wrote a nondescript title for this post, no one would read it, since there are a million other neighborhood blogs commenting on fireworks as well. here's all i have to say: i can live with the fireworks. i knew coming in that people in dc love to waste their money on this stuff. good for them. me, personally, i spend my money on rent and other necessities, but that's my thing. here's the rub: garbage. yeah, i rant about neighborhood cleanliness all the time. i know we're never going to be able to eat off the neighborhood sidewalks, but what i'm asking is something simple from the mothers who stood outside at midnight celebrating the fifth of july with their progeny.

pick up the trash.

the skeletal remains of roman candles, sparklers, and other junk litter the corner in front of my house. would it have been that difficult to, afterwards, pick up the mortar shells and spent canisters of your revelry? it's the least you could do to show respect for your neighborhood.

that's it, not an terrible request, just one neighbor hoping for civil reciprocity from others.

6 comments:

Mari said...

You just asking too much of people :-)

IMGoph said...

what can i say, i'm an idealist. probably a little naive too.

jay said...

maybe you should make a sign that, instead of having a cartoon dog asking to "not poop in my yard", has some teenager with a roman candle pleading "don't stand next to my fire."

Mark said...

On the 4th we sat on the fire escape at the Seaton and watched all of the fireworks shows. After the big show on the mall was over, a mother from the block and her two daughters came out with a big assortment pack of fireworks and started letting them off in front of Coates and Lane. They weren't rockets, just fountains with lots of sparks, smoke, and whistles. We had fun watching, and the kids had a blast. After it was all over, the woman picked up all of the trash and put it into the trash bag that she brought with her, exactly what you'd hope everyone would do.

IMGoph said...

mark, that's awesome! thanks for passing along some good news. better than the negativity i'm spreading around here, right? :)

Mike said...

I feel you on this one. I live on 1st NE and people come with fireworks on the side of my behind the homes on R ne and shot them off and just leave them. I wish more people would care about the area.