Dear Litter Droppers

Dear Litter Dropper,

I went to the park with my toddler yesterday and you had left crisp wrappers, cigarette packets, a pizza box to name just three all over the park.

Why did you do that?

There is a bin on the path into the park, I would estimate about 20 steps away from where you dropped your litter. The bin is even in a shape of a frog, it’s a little fun, don’t you think?

Yes, there is a picnic table for picnics of pizzas, crisps and fags but it isn’t a restaurant, someone isn’t going to come and clear your table (or floor in your case) when you leave. My toddler saw your empty can of pop and thought it was something interesting, probably treasure. I only just stopped him from picking it up. I don’t mean to be dramatic but what if he had cut his finger on it?!

This is an example of a bin, in case you

I know that when all of us families go home and put our children to bed, other people use the park. It is a public place, I don’t have a problem with anyone using it. But, and I am at risk of sounding like your mum here, clear up after yourself.

We use our local park as a place to let off some steam for my toddler and for me to have a little sit down, a break if you will while he runs around. Neither of us can do that if you have left the remains of your snack about the place.

So I ask again, please put your litter in the bins before you go home.

Thanks and my kindest regards,

Best of Worst



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  • Kim Carberry
    13/05/2015 at 12:46

    Litter droppers are so annoying….I always make a point of finding a bin x
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    • Mummy in Training
      14/05/2015 at 09:51

      Me too! So annoying!!

  • Karen (@karenjwhitlock)
    20/05/2015 at 07:47

    Eurgh – hate litter so much!
    Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars
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    • Mummy in Training
      22/05/2015 at 19:31

      Me too! Thanks for hosting x

  • Helen Gandy
    21/05/2015 at 19:10

    Erghh god this really annoys me!! People that don’t pick up dog poo also really annoy me! Thanks for linking up to the 1st best and worst and hope to see you next week!!

    Helen – #bestandworst
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    • Mummy in Training
      22/05/2015 at 19:30

      Oh yes dog poo is a whole different post 😉 xx

  • Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    21/05/2015 at 19:32

    Oh this is such a bug bear of mine and it’s worse if you actually see someone do it! When you have a bin so close by there is just no excuse! Glad your little toddler wasn’t hurt. Very original post and thanks so much for linking up with the 1st #bestandworst. Please come back next week!!! xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      22/05/2015 at 19:29

      Thanks hun. Great idea for a linky – I love a good rant I have to admit. Will do happy posts too though 😉 xx

  • Stupidgirl45
    21/05/2015 at 20:40

    *fistbump* totally agree with you, this really annoys me too – well said! #bestandworst
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    • Mummy in Training
      22/05/2015 at 19:29

      Aw thanks!! x


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