It's amazing what slobs tourists can be

Jul 14, 2008 Full story: Atlanta Journal-Constitution 23

I'm like most Georgians who have felt grainy sand in their sandals, been tickled by ocean breezes flirting around their faces or inhaled the strong scent of saltwater marshes.

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JohnS

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jul 15, 2008
There goes another local blameing their mess on all the tourist. It useally the locals that are throwing their trash overboard from boats and leaving dipers and cans on the beach. There are a few tourist that have no reguard for the places they visit but the ones that reurn year after year are generally neat and respectful people. As for the beaches I have been to along the east coast if you follow a litterbug back to its car they almost always have a local license plate attached.
Sandra Lee

Jefferson, GA

#2 Jul 18, 2008
I don't know who is throwing the trash, I just know that when I walk the beach on Jekyll, I now carry a trash bag with me to pick up what I can. I have noticed that there is more trash every year. Oh yes, I am from the Atlanta area.
JohnS

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jul 18, 2008
I know the mess seems to be getting worse. We were going to the Gulf coast for our vacations but the beaches were becoming more and more trashed up. Thank God there are people like Sandra.
hrlyrdr

Trenton, TN

#4 Sep 2, 2009
We live in West Tennessee and visit Jekyll every year. It does seem to be getting worse there. Maybe because of more people going there. We have noticed that there are lot's of locals that fish at the pier and on the south side. I have seen trash left at both areas. It really is a shame, we really do admire Jekyll and hope it remains a great place to get away. We hope it never developes more than it already is. We do try to help out when we visit by not littering the beaches there, and we also pick up trash when we see it. It is just such a great place to be ruined by littering (and development)
Mosier

Dandridge, TN

#5 Sep 4, 2009
Sorry but I do not want to have trash in my car,
I have and will continue to throw my trash out anytime I can.
I would rather it be out somewhere than in my car.
Capn Ned

Jesup, GA

#6 Sep 12, 2009
Mosier wrote:
Sorry but I do not want to have trash in my car
Well, just where the hell do YOU sit?
stoker74

Saint Simons Island, GA

#7 Nov 7, 2009
Take some civic pride and save your trash for your favorite "Adopt a roadway" group, and throw it out there. Yes, show your support by giving them trash to pickup, so they can keep thier free signs!!!]
Capn Ned

Jesup, GA

#8 Nov 7, 2009
Better yet, pack it up and send it to Morristown, TN - attn: Mosier

P.S.
She reaaally loves those slimy black banana peels.
Denise G

Shawnee, KS

#9 Mar 28, 2010
Mosier wrote:
Sorry but I do not want to have trash in my car,
I have and will continue to throw my trash out anytime I can.
I would rather it be out somewhere than in my car.
Are you kidding? It is NOT that hard to find a trash can! No one wants to be picking up after you. Grow up and take some responsibility!
GEORGIA GIRL

United States

#10 Mar 30, 2010
THIS IS TOO MOSIER ;EXCUSE ME YOU DONT WONT TRASH IN YOUR CAR WELL; WE DONT WONT YOU MAKING OUR ISLANDS DIRTYTHANKS TO THE PEOPLE THAT PICK IT UP BEHIND YOU BECAUSE THEIR ARE KIDS OUT THERE THEY PROBABLY DONT NEED YOUR TRASH ON THEM;SO CLEAN IT UP DONT MESS UP OUR TOURIST THAT ENJOY COMING HERE TO VISIT THANK YOU CLEAN UP BEHIND YOURSELF AND FIND A TRASH DISPOSAL;IM KMOW FOR A FACT IF YOU OPEN YOUR EYES YOU CAN FIND A PLACE FOR YOUR TRASH HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR OTHERS THANK YOU
Terri Rodman

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Apr 10, 2010
To Mosier- Stay out of Georgia, period.
DarienNative

United States

#12 Apr 11, 2010
after the Fourth of July celebration on Jekyll Driftwood Beach last year, I saw a woman calmly toss a dirty diaper and three long neck glass beer bottles on the sand and walk away. Don't know where she was from, litter bugs are universal. My family and I packed it out along with our empty juice boxes and water bottles......
Phillygirl

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 12, 2010
Mosier wrote:
Sorry but I do not want to have trash in my car,
I have and will continue to throw my trash out anytime I can.
I would rather it be out somewhere than in my car.
Well, then stay the hell home. Do you dump your trash out on YOUR OWN street because you don't want it in your HOUSE?! Unbelievable.
Visitor

Lexington, KY

#14 Apr 17, 2010
i'm only 20 years old and have been going to Jekyll island for 20 years love this place my grandparents lived her for about 12 years I had the chance to share this place with my soon to be fiance this October anyone who would trash this beautifull place should be banned for life , if you want to be a slob goto dayton not here!
laylow

Brunswick, GA

#15 May 16, 2010
everyone "litters" at some point either on purpose or by accident. whatever happens, there is someone who is going to have to clean that up.
i think we don't give enough credit to the people who clean these "messes" daily.
OG tha GD

Blytheville, AR

#16 Jul 11, 2010
JohnS wrote:
There goes another local blameing their mess on all the tourist. It useally the locals that are throwing their trash overboard from boats and leaving dipers and cans on the beach. There are a few tourist that have no reguard for the places they visit but the ones that reurn year after year are generally neat and respectful people. As for the beaches I have been to along the east coast if you follow a litterbug back to its car they almost always have a local license plate attached.
this is all bull crap out of the twenty four years i lived in that town all i saw was people coming in and destroying my town wanna talk bout us maybe all my friends will make it hell on all you people comin into our town and that is a promise not a threat
OG tha GD

Blytheville, AR

#17 Jul 11, 2010
brunswick will always be my home nd the last trash pile i saw by a car wass from a car registered in indiana we keep our beaches clean its you nasty ass out of town people who dont give a shit cause you dont live here
vic young

Blytheville, AR

#18 Jul 11, 2010
Visitor wrote:
i'm only 20 years old and have been going to Jekyll island for 20 years love this place my grandparents lived her for about 12 years I had the chance to share this place with my soon to be fiance this October anyone who would trash this beautifull place should be banned for life , if you want to be a slob goto dayton not here!
thank you!!! i lived there my whole life and i too shared it with my future wife last december she loves it you should really check easst beach out on saint simons too cause i know you know about saint andrews sound but it is a very beautiful place its my home and always will be.
WWJD

Greenville, SC

#19 Jul 16, 2010
Remember in the 60s when gas stations gave out little plastic bags that you could hang on your instrument panel for car trash? "Don't be a litter bug." We, children, thought it was so neat.
litterbugs stink

Carrollton, GA

#20 Jul 17, 2010
My family will be there in a few days and are traveling with an infant. I hope we don't see dirty diapers on the beach. I don't leave my son's about and would certainly hope others will clean up their messes!

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