I have something to get off my chest.
Or rather, I have something to scrape off the bottom of my shoe.
The other day I was rushing to a doctor’s appointment, holding one kid by the hand, pushchair in the other when… squelch.
I rolled into not one, not two, but FOUR steaming lumps of dog poo.
Fuming, and already late, I had no choice but to stop and clean off the mess.
As I scrubbed away furiously with baby wipes, it struck me. Why the hell was I doing somebody else’s dirty work?
I mean, what would happen if I threw a crappy nappy on the street? Better yet, what if I let my baby dump right onto the pavement and strolled on by?
What if a guerilla group of mums and dads emptied their babies nappies all over the city?
It would make the evening news. There would be national outrage.
One of the first things you learn as a parent is how to deal with the crap your little life throws at you. Becoming responsible for another being means taking care of business, even if that business stinks.
Take Care of Your Shit!
We live in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. But the poop piling up in our neighbourhoods is unsightly, unhealthy and totally unacceptable!
If we don’t act now, by 2012 hurdling doggy do could become an Olympic sport.
Babes about Town took an informal poll of locals, from cyclists and the elderly to school kids and mums on the run.
One mum’s baby crawled through so much shit that she had to stop going to the park until he learned to walk.
The word on the streets? Let’s get the turd off our streets.
For the record, we have nothing against dogs. We love our furry friends (and we’re quite fond of most of their owners). But we have everything against those who leave the poop unscooped.
It is not ok to shit and run. We repeat, it is never ok to shit and run.
Londoners of the world, unite! We are calling on all those who live or have ever lived in London, all visitors and true fans of our fair city, to join our campaign:
Londoners Against Street Shit Internet Exchange
LASSIE needs your barks, or this campaign will have no bite.
If you are tired of stepping over street filth, if you are done with dodging the do, if you have had enough of this crap, if you have had to toss away one shoe too many and are hopping mad… let LASSIE hear your voice!
Sign our blog petition by leaving a comment on this post.
Pass this message on to 10 of your friends and get them to sign.
If you are on Twitter, retweet this post.
Let’s use the power of social media to make our voices heard and to declare WAR ON DOG TURD in our neighbourhoods.
With enough people on board, we can send this message straight to the top (that’s you, Mr. Johnson).
We can make this street shit STOP.
Photo credit: Rick Cummings (Flickr)