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For the past several years I've noted that the crowd that gathers near the public park to watch Fourth of July fireworks is a bunch of litterbugs as far as discarding empty beer cans is concerned.

It's amazing how messy people can be.

We watched the fireworks down at our private city beach, though there are a lot of tourists in town, and it looks like they stopped checking IDs at 8pm.

Anyways, people sat down next to us, and one of the guys had a big oversized sized beer can. Our youngest daughter is 20 months, and she points out anything that we drop or spill or whatnot. When the fireworks ended, and people were packing up, she started squawking (still has a very limited vocabulary) at the beer can. But that didn't phase the guy, even though there was a recycling can 30 feet away in 2 different directions.

He left it!

As did a lot of people on the beach that night!

Our families stuck around a few minutes to gather up all the blankets and little ones. On our way out, I grabbed our one cup, along with several other cups close by and the can, and dropped them into the recycling as we passed it.

While picking up all the recycling people leave can be lucrative for some, I'd really wish the stuff just made it into the trash or recycling in the first place.

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