Don’t mess with WeHo

March 19th, 2013 · 34 comments

Writes Matt in West Hollywood: “Apparently a certain ‘Alex’ in our neighborhood has been downing protein smoothies and then discarding the cups on the street.” Not cool, man. Not cool.

ALEX! What's wrong there, Mr. Muscle? Cup too heavy for you? How about you start using TRASH CANS for your TRASH? (P.S. - You are on candid camera big boy)

related: The City of Brotherly Littering

FILED UNDER: California · littering · p.s.

34 responses so far ↓

  • #1   ghost

    Somehow the one on the left being PB&J flavored makes me imagine that alex actually is a scrawny little feller who does have to struggle to carry his empty cups

    Mar 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Iwill FindU

      If the empty cup is to heavy for Alex to carry to a trash can then how on earth does he get the full cup out of the store to dump on the street later?

      Mar 19, 2013 at 11:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Nunavut Guy

    Better use gloves to pick those up,they may just be Mr. Big’s used condoms.

    Mar 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Ed Decatur

    I love this PAN! Alex should get the message loud and clear. What a pig!

    Mar 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Elf

      Me too! I rarely say this, but Team Notewriter and Totally Appropriate Use Of PAN. It’s not like he can talk to the guy personally; the only reason he even knows his name is because it is on the cup.

      Littering is my pet peeve. How hard is it to freakin’ carry your trash to a can? I work in DC, near some of the tourist hotspots, and I swear there is a trashcan within a very short walk no matter where you go. Yet, I see people just drop wrappers. And you ought to see the place after a protest or event! Left or right wing, it doesn’t matter. People en masse are pigs.

      Another place it really chaps my ass is when I see it on a hiking trail. You are deliberately going into the woods to admire the beauty and you’re going to just as deliberately mess it up for everyone else? WTF?! Pack it in, pack it out!

      Mar 20, 2013 at 6:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   redheadwglasses

      I feel your outrage, Elf, and I like it.

      I was walking with a friend downtown at lunch, and she watched a woman just drop a candy wrapper on the sidewalk. Friend went over to woman, picked it up, and said very sweetly, “You dropped this, ma’am. But you’re in luck, there’s a trash can right over there.”

      The woman looked at my friend like emy friend was naked and tarred and feathered.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 7:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   Raichu

      Good for your friend, redhead.

      I used to live in a house that faced a moderately busy street, and we were always having to pick trash up out of our front yard because people would chuck it out the windows of their cars.

      It’s like a dog pissing on a tree to mark its territory, almost. You have to be deliberate to chuck it out a car window.

      Agreed with both you and Elf. Where it’s not deliberate, it’s ridiculously lazy.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 8:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   Rosemary

      I was once waiting in the parking lot of a plaza for my parents to pick me up after work. I watched as a family got a whole pizza proceeded to get into their van and eat the whole thing. Then when they were done they just opened the side door of the van and dropped the pizza box out of the car and drove off… leaving the pizza box in the middle of the parking lot. I couldn’t believe it. It was one of those experiences where you lose faith in humanity.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 9:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.5   Brian

      I’ve got to say that while I endevor not to litter, it is possible to accidentally litter out of your car. I had a cup of iced tea in my hand, rested on the window panel with the window down on a hot day. Hit a bump at 40, lost my grip on the wet plastic cup, and it went flying out the window. It was still 3/4 full, which annoyed me.

      I sometimes feel guilty about not going back for it.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 11:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.6   redheadwglasses

      I grew up out in the country, and our rule was, if the bugs and birds will eat it, you can toss it out, meaning, apple cores, or a piece of candy, whatever. Then we moved to town for a year and one day, I tossed some food item out onto someone’s yard (I was about 10). Mom was mad at first, then I responded, “But the bugs and birds will eat it!”

      That was the end of THAT freedom.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 11:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.7   The Elf

      It’s possible, but not likely. Especially twice.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 11:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.8   pxmidnight

      Redhead, that’s a philosophy that doesn’t work at all in populated areas. I had to re-educate my kids when we moved to town. Just because the bugs and the birds will eat it (or it’s “bio-degradable” remember that?), doesn’t mean I want that particular phase of the natural process happening on my lawn!

      Mar 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.9   Limeliberator bang

      There was this realtor at the airport ( I know she was a realtor becuase she had her business card made into custom luggage tags for her Samsonites) that sat down near me. She glued her cellphone to her ear and started sorting out her mail. As she was bragging about her sales, she started pulling out the blow-in cards from a magazine and piling them on the table between our seats. The stack kept getting bigger and bigger. When they called first class, she left her half-empty soda cup and pile of garbage and unwanted mail on the table. I fumed about it for a minute while I watched her standing in line so my husband said, “Go do it. You know you want to.” I grabbed all of her garbage and with the sweetest smile possible shoved it all into her hands.. I said, “You forgot your stuff.” She was so shocked at the way that I thrust it at her that she just automatically took it. As I was walking away, I heard, “but it’s garbage.” I turned around and glared at her and gave the garbage can the side-eye.

      I also signed her up for an email subscription of RecyclingToday magazine and checked every interest box. ;)

      Mar 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.10   Nikki

      I, too, am a huge fan of picking people’s litter up and telling them they dropped something. My meddling drives my husband nuts but I figure that there are a lot of people who won’t change without some serious societal pressure. Otherwise, what are we teaching other people? She left a pile of trash for someone less important than her to clean up and it worked for her? People are going to start thinking it will work for them, too.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Skittles

    It’s not Alex’s fault, it’s all the Definitelynotsteroids in the drinks he gets that messed with his brain.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 1:45 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Greg

    Is that an old Checker cab in the background?

    Mar 20, 2013 at 6:32 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   H for Toy

      Looks like the same or similar model, but it looks all white to me.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   KittenPlaysTheViolin

    A word to the wise about littering – don’t put your name on it.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 8:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   redheadwglasses

      I once wrote a harsh note and put it on the windshield of a car that was parked like a total doosh.

      A week later, I got a syrupy sweet card in the mail (the kind my elderly grandma might send), suggesting that the next time I leave a note on someone’s car, I probably shouldn’t use the back of a banking deposit slip with my name and address on it.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 11:54 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   H for Toy

      And you didn’t submit it here?! Redhead, you just can’t keep things like that to yourself!

      Mar 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   redheadwglasses

      Heh this was back in the mid to late ’90s!

      Mar 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.4   Lil'

      Redhead, that made me laugh out loud. It reminds me of a moron-in-the-news story I heard a couple of years ago where a bank robber wrote a hold up note on the back of his own deposit slip. The idiot went home and was surprised when the cops showed up.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.5   Nunavut Guy


      Mar 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Captain Hampton

    And a proclamation was issued forth throughout all the land of West Hollywood: Yea, verily, Alex is a douche.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Dixie Chick

    “Kid, we found yer name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage, and we was wanting to know if you had any information about it for us.

    I said, “Yes sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie… I put that envelope under that garbage.”

    (Sorry. I couldn’t resist.)

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   H for Toy

      That’s right. Alex belongs on the Group W bench.

      Mar 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   pooham

    I hate people who litter. I work with a guy (management level) who throws his cigarette butts into the rocks when there is a butt can right there (in the smoking area). Heck, I even field strip my cigarettes and toss the butts in a garbage can when I smoke in places without butt cans.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   wright1

    Team notewriter. Folks who won’t carry their empties to the nearest trash can make the veins in my forehead bulge out.

    I do gardening for my mom and am always pulling discarded cans / cups out of her hedge that borders the sidewalk. The day I actually see someone shove one in there, I hope I’m polite enough to just hand it back to them and say, “This is yours, not my mom’s.”

    Mar 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Jami

      We’re not far from two bars and a night club that’s only open on weekends. Plus two liquor stores. So a lot of drunk people walk down our street at 1 and 2 in the morning. I’m always finding beer bottles and cans along one side of our yard (we’re a corner lot) where they think we won’t find them.

      It’s really disgusting.

      It’s one thing to leave toilet paper in the woods – long as it’s not in the middle of the trail – it decomposes and I’ve seen small animals take it to line their nests. (Which has to benefit them in some ways because I’m sure the human scent on it keeps predators away.) But I hate it when people leave things like beer cans and bottles around.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 10:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   SS

    Growing up we had a problem with people throwing trash out of their cars into our yard. Each day my dad would go out along the edge of the yard and clean it all up. One day he started to clean up a bunch of McDonald’s food bags out of the yard and discovered a set of housekeys in one of the bags. Later that day a very sheepish-looking teenager came knocking on the door looking for his keys. Dad made him finish cleaning up the trash that the kid and his friends had tossed in the yard before giving him back his keys.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 7:17 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Jessica

    I want to say something in disgust about littering the streets with shit on light posts….but I guess you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   Grumpy

    I live on a rather busy street packed in right between a high school and an elementary school.

    Sometimes its walkers, sometimes its cars, sometimes its the brats ditching school….but I’ve have found slices of pizza, empty 7-11 Big Gulps, napkins, fast food wrappers, candy wrappers, tampon wrapper, condoms, a box for a pregnancy test, beer bottles, beer cans, and just the other day a half-full can of Four Loko in a brown paper bag in my front yard or on top of my short retaining wall.

    Littering is a real pet peeve of mine.

    More power to the creator of that sign! Shame that litter bug! The idiot might finally get the hint.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   Jetboy

    I believe it was a first year episode of Mad Men
    where Don, Betty and the kids go on a picnic at a public park. Don tells Betty “I’ll take care of the dishes” by shaking off the picnic blanket, thus scattering all the paper plates etc.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Singe

    Do u even lift bro? Come at me bro.

    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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