Let me be very clear about this post. I love Italy for all her quirks and the longer I am here the more i have learned to take the difficulties here in stride (the good wine helps). But seriously, let me be extremely unapologetic and blunt about this rant because things like this cut me to the core.
I live in an affluent area on Northern Italy. Most of my neighbours are pensioners and it is a quiet street. The people are nice, helpful and somewhat friendly without being intrusive. I know, sounds perfect doesn’t it? So why, why, why…did you do this:
Up to a week ago there used to be a garbage bin in this space. No recycling, just garbage. We are still very much behind the times here when it comes to recycling, but that is for another day and another post. There is another bin further down the road, so it’s not like we have nowhere to put our trash…My questions is this: why would anyone think it is totally okay to just throw their trash bags on the street where the bin used to be? Seriously!
This is utterly a shameful act. You will walk ten blocks to your favourite bakery for the best bread in town but won’t walk half a block to keep your street, city, country clean. Shame on you.