Dad saw a husky owner who didn’t pick up the dog shit. He called after the guy before he was led away by his dog.
“Sir, forgetting something here?” Dad pointed at the hot mess. Nerves on his temple bulging.
“You lost your marbles? Mind your own fucking business.” The man barked back and refused flatly.
Dad asked the Residential Committee to even things out. Its office is right beside where the shit show happened, fortunately. And yet, not a single soul came out.
A staffer hiding behind her desk replied sheepishly, “[Dog poop] is NOT our job.”
The man snickered at my dad, “See? It’s not their job. So what’s the fuss here? You’re a CPC member or what?” [Translation: CPC Member = Boy Scout with a twist.]
It was not until my dad threatened to call the police that the man dared to taint “the good name of CPC” that the man finally gave in and picked up the shit and apologized.
Dad told the story during dinner and added, “That’s why I warn you not to mind these monkey business. It does you no good.”
“But now we have one less shit to worry about, eh? So who’s job is it when it comes to… dog shit?”
Dad didn’t have an answer. I don’t either.
Truth is, you can’t expect every dog owner to remember pick their puppies’ shit up. Maybe another law will suffice?
Or maybe more folks like dad who is getting discouraged when he did the right thing. Sometimes, if you meet people whose last layer of dignity is gone, there is nothing left for you to do.
Did I mention that every person working in the Residential Committee is a party member? Yep, here comes the twist. Go figure.