It's just how it is.

   Feb 16

I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked.

Today after I picked Cam up from school I took the kids and went to do some grocery shopping. When we arrived I parked and let the boys out of the van and sent them on to the sidewalk to wait while I got Aly out. As I came around the van with Aly I saw a bag on the ground. At first I didn’t know what it was. I thought maybe someone had thrown the garbage out of their car and just left it on the curb. I was a fairly big bag about half a garbage bag worth of stuff. I was going to ignore it when something in it caught my eye so I moved towards it for a closer look. That’s when I realized it was medical waste. The grocery store has a drug store in it that has a needle disposal program for diabetics and other injected medicines. Apparently someone had decided not to take their waste in and had left it outside on the ground. I am not sure what all was in the bag but there were some ace bandages and gauze pad boxes and syringes. I stood there for a moment just staring at it. I wasn’t sure what to do about it. Then Nate moved towards it asking what it was and I decided I couldn’t leave it there. I picked it up touching as little of it as possible and took it in to the pharmacy. The pharmacy team were great and took it to make sure it would be disposed of properly. I just couldn’t believe someone would leave something like that lying out like that. Kids or animals could have gotten into it and been hurt. I wish people would think more about how their actions can impact others around them.

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