Monday, September 28, 2009

Missing A Shoe?

One morning I was driving my car to work and catching a quick banana breakfast at the same time. I was tempted to toss the peel out the car window. Then I visualized every driver tossing banana peels....planet of the apes.

In my youth littering wasn't an issue. Banana peels and apple cores went out the window. I always rode in the front seat on our Saturday trips to Greenville. I knew that if I tossed something out the front window it would fly in the back and usually hit my sister. Ah, the good 'ol days.

Now our roads are well-maintained because of legislation and public outcry. Still, cigarette butts, other unspeakable items and an occasional shoe litter the streets and roads. It makes one wonder:  What happened to the other shoe? Is the wearer aware that only one foot is shod? Is there a body in the ditch missing a shoe? Where do the shoes go when they are picked up? Does someone collect them? Do wild dogs carry them away? It boggles the mind. Of course, my kids would say, "Only your mind, Mom."

So on the passenger seat resides a rapidly ripening banana peel drawing the attention of gnats. It's a good thing we do taking our trash with us, but I still wonder about the shoes.

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