Thousands of Internet commentators remained horrified after one man showed up how his garden ended up full of plastic packaging and other rubbish.
In a viral post on Reddit published on r / mildlyinfuriating, Redditor shared with / The_Missing_Bracket (otherwise known as the original poster or OP) a video of a seemingly endless stream of garbage heading straight for his garden and revealed a surprising source of air waste.
This viral post, entitled “The children of the neighbors who live above us will not stop throwing rubbish at our garden,” has received almost 43,000 votes and 2,100 comments in the last nine hours.
A survey conducted by Homes.com over the past decade has found that while most people living in the United States maintain some kind of relationship with those who live nearby, 40 percent of people avoid their neighbors altogether.
But for those who communicate with neighbors, these interactions are not always pleasant.
While a Homes.com survey found that 61 percent of people have never experienced a neighborhood conflict, a significant proportion of people in the United States have either met or been confronted with a neighbor.
The most common catalyst for confrontation was noise complaints, which accounted for 18.4 percent of these conflicts, followed by parking disagreements with 11.7 percent.
Children and garden issues were also cited as the cause of neighborhood tensions, with quarrels over children accounting for 9.5 percent and conflicts over gardens and borders 7.2 percent.
In the case of the viral video of the original poster, the problems with the neighbor’s children throwing rubbish in the garden are compounded by a major problem facing the country and the world as a whole.
Last year, data collected by Keep America Beautiful revealed that 50 billion pieces of waste are being dumped on American roads and waterways. The data also revealed that 90 percent of the US population agrees that garbage is a problem in their home country.
Combined with the 2020 report from national geography shows that the US is the largest producer of plastic waste in the world, any additional waste added to public and private gardens and other green areas is a problem that should be addressed immediately.
Throughout the Reddit Viral Contribution Commentary section, the Redditors reiterated this sentiment and offered a myriad of suggestions on how the original poster should deal with the children of their garbage throws.
“A few feet of waste pipe and a leaf blower should be able to return the garbage to its sender,” Redditor u / BitScout wrote in a commentary on the post, which received more than 5,000 votes.
“I know you shouldn’t do it, but if you picked it up and dumped it all on their doorstep,” Redditor added to Sully_Botzwan, gaining nearly 4,000 votes.
“Collect all the garbage, go upstairs and throw it at their door,” Redditor u / ciceniandres added.
In a separate comment, Redditor u / Hamhockthegizzard shouted at the amount of garbage in the video of the original poster, speculating that the garbage storm was the result of purposeful action and not youthful innocence.
“It’s like … a lot of waste,” they wrote. “From the name, I thought it would be one or two things [but] they are deliberately holes. “
Newsweek asked u / The_Missing_Bracket for a comment.