Recently i read a letter to one Serwaa written by Manasseh Azure Awuni about reasons why he would wash her pant. Not many people would do that though. This got me thinking and made me assess my life. Especially if i have done anything out of love or obligation which has had a lasting effect on my life. Today i want to share WHY I STOPPED LITTERING IN CLASS 6!
Back in the days of basic school education was very funny and bubbly. I really did enjoy my days in school because aside learning in the classroom, i had the opportunity to join the school band where i learnt to play music instruments and play with the mass band on independence day. However, one thing that i must confess kept me lively was the thought of meeting her every morning at assembly. She was the girls prefect, very intelligent and beautiful. She was my CRUSH, she was the talk of campus and every guy was interested in ''befriending her". Her name is Hamida and she was in Block 5 class 6 when i first spotted her. I was in Block 1 too and her classroom was next to mine. Before then i had interacted with her severally and i must admit that i was always shy of approaching her.
Nosy as i am i did my own investigation about her. Where she lived, what she liked and all that.... On one occasion when i had the opportunity to talk to her i really smiled the whole of the day. I always made it a point to use our land-line phone in calling her and soon My dad noticed a particular number on the monthly bill. Soon i had to come up with a different plan(cover-face).
Later on another occasion i had a shock of my life when one day during one of my usual visits to her class i noticed that she dropped a toffee wrapper in side pack of her bag, i queried and she shyly said its no big deal. Initially some of her friends had said to me its a habit of hers and they have been complaining. I decided to have a look and to my surprise she had kept wrappers,toffee sticks,sachets and plastic waste in there. Her reason was not brought up to litter. She would always keep these until she found a dustbin to dispose them off. She was always particular about waste disposal and this CHANGE ME. I was a notorious littering expert just like many of the pupils in my school since we thought it would be swept off and later dumped in the rubbish pit and burnt.
EVER SINCE,THAT ENCOUNTER I HAVE MADE IT A POINT NOT TO LITTER DESPITE THE DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. I AM PROUD OF THIS HABIT I PICKED UP! I LEARNT THIS FROM MY CRUSH. I STILL LIKE HER THOUGH
I Have no idea what is stopping you from making a decision to stop the habit of littering our environment. LETS ALL MAKE IT A POINT TO STOP LITTERING TODAY for a safer society!
#watchout for my video on how to keep waste in a side pack