May 23, 2019

Shop and drop?

Recently I was waiting in my vehicle for my wife to return from a shopping venture inside a Brewer box store. While waiting I noticed the occupants of two New Brunswick cars having conversation regarding purchases of the day. It was apparent that the purchases were to be “defrocked” of sales slips prior to the start of the return trip either to a local motel or to the beginning of the exodus to the border.

With the conversations being wrapped up, the driver of one of the vehicles decided that it wasn’t necessary to keep the wrappings, so he immediately threw some of the cardboard refuse on the ground for the shopping center to take care of at a later date. This is not the first time I have seen this type of behavior from these people. When living in Madawaska it was normal behavior to be seen after making purchases at local stores.

Why should local taxes be spent to clean up after people who refuse to clean up after themselves? Maybe the local police department should check out the “dirtying” of our shopping centers by this type of shopper.

Kenneth Parker


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