Sunday, July 08, 2007

Dirty Diaper On Board


Someone has abandoned a used Pamper on the stone bench in the lobby of our building. As far as I know, there are no children living here, unless you count emotional age. What kind of person does this? Flip has printed a sign that says "Is this yours?" with an arrow and taped it to the wall above the offending garment. Even travelers in airport restrooms are more considerate of others.

I noticed a leopard-print baby car seat in the garage, next to our new neighbor's parking space. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but she seems capable of such lowlife, disgusting behavior. The garbage shute is also stopped up and will begin to ripen if it has organic material in it. Like a very large baby. I left a message for the management company asking them to fix it. If they don't, there's always the Board of Health.

I used to believe that such rudeness was mostly unintentional, but I've begun to reconsider. It's hard to imagine accidentally dropping a poopy diaper in a common area, so someone had to go out of his or her way to leave it there. What are they trying to say? If I could figure it out, I might have the Rosetta Stone of Rude Behavior. I could make a fortune.

21 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

I believe these pathetic excuses for humanity are actually trying to make some sort of statement: a statement that the sane and even those of room-temperature IQ can't quite fathom. How disgusting for you.
Ian

EsLocura said...

that's just gross.

Tanya Brown said...

I like the sign idea.

Leopard print baby seat? Mmmm. Not a good sign. Does the baby by any chance have a mullet or a rat tail? A tiny bowling shirt with its name spelled out in rhinestones? If so, steer clear; these people may be capable of anything!

There have been times when dealing with my son, particularly when he was a baby, that I was so exhausted that I was darned near hallucinating. However, to the best of my knowledge I've never left soiled diapers strewn around the countryside, even when falling over tired. In fact, I always try to police whatever area we've been in before we leave.

Leaving a poopy diaper in a public area seems on par with, say, not flushing a public toilet after one has defecated. I've never understood the psychology of that one, either.

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heartinsanfrancisco said...

Ian,

I think you're right. But -- WHY?!!

Room-temperature used diapers are not so good either.

Eslocura,

!!!

Tanya,

It's exactly the same. It's a big F-you to the world.

I'm bewildered as to why someone would feel a need to do this. I raised three children and don't believe that I ever left evidence of their last meal anywhere either.

The leopard-print baby seat proves that Anna Nicole didn't have the exclusive rights to bad taste. I'll try to keep a lookout for someone in a tiny bowling shirt with rhinestones, but he or she is probably stuck in the trash shute.

Mike,

I'll check it out. Thanks for coming by.

I am not Star Jones said...

the statement of someone who leaves a dirty diaper is:

I'm lazy, hopeless and pathetic.

My vision of life is incredibly limited and I don't know how to ask for help.

I'm hoping that you take pity on my studied helplessness but I'm not worried if you don't.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Star,

I think it's a safe bet that such people are not overly concerned with global warming or Scooter Libby.

I think they are terribly unhappy and want to punish everyone else. They would like to be relieved of all responsibility for their miserable selves and feel entitled to special treatment.

In other words, they suck.

The CEO said...

You have all the ear marks of becoming one of the great mystery writers of our time. You're just a hop, skip, and a jump away from writing a great novel like Leopold and Loeb.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Mike Thomas,

I spent some time answering your interview questions, and the last one asked for the urls of at least three of my own favorite blogs.

When I navigated away to copy and paste them, my entire interview got deleted.

There must be a better way to do this.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Monty,

Your comment confuses me. I have never considered writing mysteries, and don't even read them.

Also, I hate to disillusion you, but I am not a cold-blooded killer either. But hey, nobody's perfect.

meno said...

1) I love Flip, the sign is brilliant.
2) I think the message of the dirty diaper is "I am too stupid to even consider the impact of my behavior on other people."

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Meno,

That pretty well sums it up.

The Monday cleaning guys haven't arrived yet, so it's still there in all its glory, along with Flip's sign.

seventh sister said...

That is one of my biggest pet peaves. At one time, I had three children in diapers and not once did I leave a diaper on a parking lot or any other public place. Sometimes this meant having it in my car for a few miles or stopping at a service station and putting it in the restroom trash can. I think it is indescribably cheap behavior to dispose of diapers in an inconsiderate manner.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Seventh,

It's disgustingly rude behavior.

Flip finally went down with a rubber glove and disposed of it.

velvet said...

What did their own parents miss in their upbringing to turn them into such inconsiderate parents? Now the worst thing is that they're going to pass that on to their own kids.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Velvet,

I had that very thought. Just what the world needs, more lowlifes.

Oy.

katrice said...

I mad that Flip had to take care of this. Unfair!

katrice said...

I AM mad. Couldn't let it slide.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Katrice,

So am I. I was going to say that I was pissed off, but that doesn't quite get it.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

YUCK. Horribly bad.

The sign was clever... casually mentioning it to the neighbor is also an idea that might prompt action...



Scarlett & V.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Scarlett,

I think that somebody who would do such a think has no shame, and therefore cannot be shamed.