I can’t resist bringing up this topic again.
All the houses in my neighborhood are row houses. Virtually everyone has put up a privacy fence in their backyard (mostly this is because of stupid people, since tall fences keep out the sort of people prone to commit petty crimes, but I digress) and virtually all backyards end at an alley. This means that almost everyone in the neighborhood has a very tall gate in a very tall fence that opens onto an alley.
Someone, of presumably low IQ, has decided to take shits in the alley right outside of these gates so that if a person is not paying attention, they’ll step outside of their gate right into a steaming pile of human feces. The person taking the shits leaves toilet paper in a neat pile on top of the load.
There’s no chance that this person will be caught, though several blocks are considering buying their own cameras to record activity in the alley. Several other blocks already have purchased such cameras.
It’s come to this. It’s 2011 and we’re forced to buy video cameras to capture images of random people taking dumps outside our fences. Imagine having to tell Froude or Carlyle that, in the 21st Century, people in one of the wealthiest parts of one of the world’s wealthiest cities would wake up and have to clean human feces off of their back steps. Perhaps they wouldn’t be surprised . . .