Sunday, September 16, 2007

Please Pick Up Your "Pick Up Your Poop Signs"

I've noticed a number of these signs around the neighborhood. To be honest I hadn't known that there was a serious poop problem. Is there? It appears a renegade member of the community has posted a number of these signs around town. Unfortunately they are not affixed very well to the lamp posts and as a result they are scattered on the sidewalks becoming quite a nuisance themselves. So is there even a poop problem to be worried about? Is this a good way to go about addressing the "problem" given the whole ANSWER debacle?

8 comments:

Markus said...

People who don't pick up their dogs' poop are not the kind of people who will start doing so after reading someone's home-made sign. Those who leave their dogs' poop on the ground know its wrong, but have decided not to care.

odentex said...

I don't think there is any poop problem. There is a random bits of trash problem which, ironically, these fliers add to. So, good job anonymous poop hater, you've caused a bigger problem with your signs.

theneighbor said...

Apparently there is some sort of "poop" problem in the Petworth neighborhood. I was with a friend who lives in Maryland on Sunday and while we were talking about how much I love it here, he actually asked about the "pick up after your pet" campaign. How would he know about this?

Anonymous said...

From the kinds of things I've seen happen on my block, it might not be animal poop.

Jamie said...

Like odentex, I've got a far bigger trash problem in my area than poop problem. I pick up someone else's trash just about every day around my house and alley. In the alley, probably the trash collectors causing most of the problem...

pauper said...

Amen to that. I was just walking down my alley (after dumping my dog's poop in the dumpster, thank you) and some drunk guy was pissing on my building. I definitely startled him enough that he pinched off and zipped up quick enough to run away. My only solace is that I'm sure he got some on his pants - at least I hope he did!

odentex said...

Wrong again Pauper... I was finished. But I did forget my beer when you startled me.

Anonymous said...

There is no significant poop problem, but there are those in the neighborhood who manufacture one. Most of my neighbors are wonderful, but a few are incredibly rude and hostile when I walk by with my dog, yelling at me to pick up poop. In comparing notes with other dog owners, some of whom (like me) are "newer" residents and some long-term, the hostility appears to be directed at newer residents. Lots of newer residents have dogs. I've concluded it is an anti-gentrification thing. These mean people don't seem nearly as upset about trash, the crack dealers in the alley, or the crack dealers' loose pit bulls as they are about my well-behaved little dog whose poop is always immediately picked up. I try to ignore it and even pick up the trash on my walks.