There’s been a litter problem of late at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Some people are leaving their trash on the sand when they leave that beautiful beach.
It’s annoying and it’s disappointing that there are people who just don’t care enough to gather up their litter and put it in the trash cans that are located about every 40 feet on the sidewalk just off the beach.
Apparently some geniuses at the National Park Service came up with what they thought to be a foolproof plan to reduce the amount of litter left at Ocean Beach.
The idea is that having fewer trash cans will encourage beach visitors to be more responsible and to “properly dispose of their garbage” by taking it home with them when they leave the beach and disposing of it there.
And so, in a seemingly counterintuitive move, the National Park Service has removed most of the garbage cans along Ocean Beach.
“People will start to take personal responsibility for the beach that they use,” according to a public affairs specialist for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Do these geniuses at the National Park Service have any inkling into human behavior? Have they ever met any actual “people”?
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “inkling.”