…is a heap of junk, but there’s no need to rub it in by leaving more junk on top of it. Yes, London’s ‘tidy’ litter louts have been at it again: somehow fooling themselves that it’s not littering if you place your rubbish neatly on something – like a bike – instead of casually tossing it over their shoulder. Frankly, as the owner of the bike in question, I’d prefer the shoulder toss approach. Most days I come out of the station to find my rear rack adorned with a neatly placed freebie paper, which is irritating enough. Yesterday it was a sandwich wrapper complete with half-eaten sandwich. Nice. I pity the poor sod with the bike with the basket – top tip for bike owners: take the basket off the front before parking your bike in the underpass if you don’t want to be emptying out your body weight in rubbish from it every day.
So here’s this week’s dilemma: You are the proud owner of a bike and the reluctant custodian of someone else’s half eaten sandwich. Do you take the sandwich home and throw it away yourself, or do you toss it over your shoulder before cycling into the sunset?
No points for saying you place it neatly on someone else’s bike.