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post #1 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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little rant and opinions wanted

So yesterday I was out cleaning up in the yard and our plumber pulls up and throws his butt out on our drive
Our yard is by no means spotless or manicured, but I do try to keep it tidy and neat. I'm also not an extremely picky person but this really ticked me off. I wanted to go throw it back in his truck LOL.
I felt it was not only dangerous to throw out a lit butt a few feet from our barn but also very disrespectful.
Do you feel I am over reacting? I would love to hear from someone who feels this is ok. Maybe someone could explain why this is such a common behavior? Because I sure don't get it.

While I'm ranting I also want to add that I've also had someone come in my barn and spit (they were chewing) into my stalls. I guess they thought that was less rude than spitting on the concrete.

Someone please help me understand!
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post #2 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 11:51 AM
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People are rude. That's the only explanation.

The spitting thing is gross but most people consider a barn to be "outside" so to them its not different than spitting in a field. I think its gross though. I would tell someone not to spot in my stalls.

The plumber would get a reaming and told absolutely no smoking or he'd be replaced. Smoke makes me wheeze anyway.
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When I'm at others places, I tend to put my butts in my pocket. It's been a habit that I learned watching my grandpa putting them in the cuff of his jeans when I was a kid. As far as spitting chaw into a stall, eh, the horses pee and crap in there a lil spit ain't hurting nothin.
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That is littering on your property, however I wouldn't say anything, just pick it up. However my pet peeve is when peops spit out gum on the ground, HATE!!!!
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post #5 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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I would have a word with him. My habit is drinking coffee, so what if I threw every empty coffee cup on the ground?
My dog picks up the butts and chews on them if they are dropped here, which I WILL not let her do- so all butt droppers get reemed here.
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post #6 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 12:43 PM
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If I had seen him do it I would have just come out and said "Do you mind picking that up so I don't have to? Thank you." If he didn't comply he would not be the plumber I would call next time. Its littering and I have no tolerance for it.

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post #7 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 01:06 PM
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I would have said something. It is your property and that is disrespectful. Being around tons of guys who spit I don't see it a big deal it dries up and I'd say is better then possibly stepping in it on your walk way. If it bothers you maybe suggest they bring an empty bottle or something to spit in.

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post #8 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 01:10 PM
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I think this is a trend. Everyone we have had do anything on the property in the last 5 yrs has thrown whatever they had on the ground. Food wrappers, cans, cups, butts--it doesn't seem to matter. We have asked, begged, demanded that due to our animals we don't want trash tossed around. Doesn't make a difference. Actually had one sheep shearer allow her child to defecate in our driveway. People are pigs. No, on second thought, pigs act better!
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^^ Oh wow!

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post #10 of 22 Old 05-10-2013, 02:37 PM
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I would like to say overlook this, but honestly, the worst jobs at my place have been done by the rudest workers. Most smokers are scared to death to even admit that they smoke. My plumber is very careful about cleaning up after a job. He always takes empty packaging with him, certainly any old plumbing parts that he has replaced go with him in the truck.

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