Reminds me, last week on tv, I saw two Latvian girls (about 18 to 20 years old) who currently live in Flanders, Belgium due to an Erasmus exchange course.
They were asked about the difference between Latvia and Belgium. One of their comments was about the tree leaves you see on the ground in the cities,... They claim that tree leaves are cleaned up as soon as they fall in Latvia. It's not allowed/accepted to leave them on the surface.
I'm assuming/hoping those girls are exaggerating and Latvians aren't all as anal as that.
I mean, they way they went on about what a city should look like.
Robot city. Stepford wives.
Having a problem with tree leaves???
Leaves in public places get picked up eventually here but apparently not quickly enough for Latvians.
I don't mind leaves on the ground. I like quick snow removal, that's for sure!
The principle is road safety, not creating a city the Stepford Wives would feel good in.
(It's your duty to make sure that the pavement in front of your house is safe)
It means that you can still see quite a bit of snow and leaves in places where it's not harmful.
Trash is another issue obviously. But natural things shouldn't be cleaned up at all cost.
Wow, those girls must have been really something for you to get so worked up. I don't know what you mean by "all cost" but I do think the leaves should be gathered in the city. If you don't then what? They just stay there and decay. It's fine for a forest but it's not something I want to look at every day. Now snow is another matter, that is pretty to look at
And way harder to gather.
Way to generalize
Leaves are harder to gather than snow? I disagree. Shoveling isn't hard. It might be strenuous, even dangerously so, for some, like the elderly, but it's not hard for the average person.
Rafa's in Rotterdam today as a special guest of the Richard Krajicek Foundation. They opened a new playground in a deprived area (of Rotterdam) + Rafa & Richard played tennis with the kids.
Djokovic will probably come to Belgium for Davis Cup. They're offering a 2+1 deal: buy 2 tickets, get one free.
Do they feel that they have to give tickets away in order to get a full house?
I wouldn't go either.
can someone tell Hilde i miss her as i refuse to speak to her after what she did to me (put me on ignore after Fed won Wimbledon, unreal)
Welcome back, Mike.