Free-For-All Friday 4/6/18

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

12 thoughts on “Free-For-All Friday 4/6/18”


  1. Still not used to the format change. Hasn’t won me over and seems like there’s less updates. Could just be me though.

  2. I would attribute it more to the general decrease in frequency of posts. Which is the creator’s prerogative, of course.

  3. I will contribute with a question!

    I always pick up my dog’s dookie. I bring extra bags, and if I see a pile near where I’m picking up his droppings, I will even pick that up, because I really am proud and amazed to live in a city where there is so little yard sausage. I mean that.

    As I’m walking my doggie this morning, a neighbor I don’t recognize stopped her car, rolled down the window, and said, “I sure hope it’s not YOU who’s leaving poop all over the place. Because it’s illegal in Decatur, you know.”

    My response was, “No, ma’am. I throw it in the garbage, you a**hole.”

    My question: Was “a**hole” a strong enough epithet? I felt like I could have done better.

    Thank you.

    (All quotes verbatim)

    1. I wish you’d said, “Oh, no ma’am, I only poop in people’s yards when my wife is taking too long in our bathroom, and that only happens once a month or so.”

      Thanks for helping keep Decatur clean! Also, “yard sausage”? Ha!

    2. It does give me hope that as a society we have nearly eliminated stepping in dog poo as part of life’s daily worries. I think my kid has only ever stepped in it once in his whole life, whereas in my memory it was a roughly monthly occurrence in my childhood, both on sidewalks and in grass (including a particularly memorable time with bare feet… ugh.)

    3. Personally, I miss the easy to spot white dog poop. Thankfully, Spring has turned most yards green to help contrast the brown sculptures. As a new puppy daddy, I too will be on poop patrol in the hood.

      As for your question, just toss the bag in the car and thank them for their assistance in keeping Decatur beautiful.

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