On the weekend we took Devil Spawn to a park. He has had ridiculous amounts of energy lately so we needed to get him out of the house. This post isn’t about that though, it’s about the scum that see fit to use the park after hours. It’s something that, in a large town like Rockhampton, I don’t see the need for.
Every time we go to a park, we will inevitably find either a can or bottle of alcohol, or the remnants of one. This is a place that is used primarily by small children. A place that is used by children who sometimes put things in their mouth that they shouldn’t. To glance over and find your child with someones discarded beer can in their mouth is horrible. You are unsure if there was any left, if there was even just beer in the can/bottle.
A park is somewhere that you take your child, that should feel safe, but it’s not. Adults take it upon themselves to use it as their drunken pit stop, dropping their evidence of the way. Evidence that could hurt my child. People who carelessly put children in danger make me see red.
There is no need to smash your empty beer bottle. My child doesn’t like wearing shoes…I don’t want to have to take him home early from the park because of your carelessness. ‘Well keep his shoes on’, I hear you cry. Why should I have to? Why is it so difficult for people to have a little bit of consideration?
I am sick to death of finding booze bottles and cans in a childrens play area. If you want to drink outside, go do it in your backyard. Do not bring my child into your need to destroy things. Do not endanger my childs safety because you are too careless to pick up your cans.