I found this “Dunkin Donuts” coffee cup on a hiking trail a few days ago.
It was literally just sitting by the side of a hiking trail. Some hiker just put it there and then continued on with his day.
That annoyed me. I hate seeing litter in beautiful places like the hiking trail I was on.
But somehow- SOMEHOW- the label on the coffee cup just made the whole situation worse.
Small Iced Original Coffee, one Butterpecan Swirl, 2 Oat milks.
Why the oat milk pal? Why the oat milk? You didn’t want to support the factory farm industry so you loudly told the Dunkin’s worker that you wanted *oat milk* that had not come from some poor exploited cow?
You wanted to do your part for the Earth as long as people NOTICED you were doing your part for the Earth. Yeah, I see you pal.
But then, when you were through with your coffee while on the hike, you didn’t just hold it until you got back to the parking lot. No, nobody would SEE you putting the coffee cup in the trash can and give you a round of applause. Nope. No audience, no good deed. Sorry Earth, but that cup is getting tossed by a tree while Mr. Oat Milk finished his walk unencumbered.
Damn, that coffee cup is everything wrong with 21st century morality. It’s only a good deed if people notice it. Good deeds done in private are no longer worth it.
Of course then, when I mentioned it, someone suggested that the guy never even pretended to care about the Earth. He may have just ordered oat milk because he was lactose intolerant. By way of supporting that argument, this commenter then pointed out that the coffee was from “Dunkin’ Donuts,” not “Starbucks.”
No true SJW poser gets his coffee at “Dunkin Donuts.”
And apparently “Dunkin’ Donuts” does not actually have a lactose-free option for milk. They just serve oat milk, coconut milk and almond milk if you are lactose-intolerant.
Hm. So maybe the person who littered actually isn’t a hypocrite. He wanted coffee. He wanted to hike. And he didn’t want to carry his coffee during the hike. He didn’t care about the Earth and he didn’t care about people approving of his pro-Green choices. So he littered.
Well, I guess that’s less hypocritical. Still terrible though.
Folks, it doesn’t matter what type of coffee you drink. Please don’t litter.