Littering

(9 Posts)
sparechange Mon 12-Sep-16 12:08:24

I was at a big wooded park/walking spot on Saturday.

There was a bit of a queue to leave, and while I was waiting, I noticed a leaf stuck to my jacket. Not surprising what with it being autumnal, and chucking down with rain all day.
So I picked it off, wound down the window and dropped it on the ground with several thousand other leaves.

As the cars were all creeping forward, a woman knocked on my car window. I opened it and she started shouting at me for littering.
I explained it wasn't litter, it was a leaf that had clearly fallen from a tree while I was walking. She said it didn't matter and I should have put it in the bin at home and stomped back to her car.

When I got home, I told a friend, expecting to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, and she also said I shouldn't have done it!

I am absolutely, 100% not someone who would litter. People flicking fag butts and chewing gum out of car windows drive me mad, but AIBU to think dropping a leaf on a forest floor isn't littering in any way, shape or form?

GeneralBobbit Mon 12-Sep-16 12:11:37

They're both cuckoo, it's not litter

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:11:56

Whaaat? No, seriously??!! Erm YANBU!

wasonthelist Mon 12-Sep-16 12:12:37

Yanbu that woman and your friend are full power 100% fruitcake swivel-eyed loons. Whilst I have returned people's litter to them and their cars on occasion, leaves don't count.

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:12:38

TBF it is litter, it's leaf litter and it's in exactly the place it should be!

StrawberryTot Mon 12-Sep-16 12:13:03

What The General said confused

acasualobserver Mon 12-Sep-16 12:13:10

+ 1 for them both being bonkers

sparechange Mon 12-Sep-16 12:14:41

Thank you, I'm going to bloody show her this thread later (unless she finds this and outs me grin )

I was starting to doubt my sanity...!

AlpacaPicnic Mon 12-Sep-16 12:17:59

I would have invited her to identify the offending leaf from all the millions of leaves and what made it so fucking special from all the other million leaves that it needed to be in the bin... not turning into lovely mulch like leaves are supposed to do.
Then I would have walked off singing 'IIIITTTTT'S THE CIIIIIIIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIFE' badly.

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