Man Wants to Know if He’s a Jerk for Putting a Bag of Dog Poop in a Stranger’s Trash Can

I’ve never understood why people get so territorial over their trash cans.

Especially when someone just tosses something small in there…but you know how people can be!

And we want you to read this story and see if you think this guy was out of line for putting a bag of dog poop in someone else’s trash can.

Take a look!

AITA for putting a bag of dog poop in a stranger’s trash can?

“I have a lovely 2 yo Golden Retriever.

She is full of energy, so she gets a lot of walks. I try to be a responsible dog owner. I always pick up her poo, even if it is nowhere near other people’s homes. My wife and I brought the dog along to visit friends in an east coast Florida barrier island/beach community. Nice, quaint, nothing fancy.

We walked the dog, and naturally, the dog pooped. My wife had a bag, and picked up the poop. We walked on. About 4-5 houses down, there was a large, standard community issued, garbage can at the edge of the road. The lid was half up, as it was quite full and ready for pickup.

My wife deposited the tied closed bag-O-poo into the can.

A man mowing his lawn at the house next door (it was not his trash can) went off. He ran over and yelled at my wife: “You’re disgusting. You can’t do that. Why would you put your dog’s waste (his term) in someone else’s can.”

She said: “it is a garbage can. People put nasty things in garbage cans. That’s what they’re for.” He harassed her until she took it out.

Is my wife (am I) the a**hole here for putting a tied bag of poop in a stranger’s street side garbage can?”

Now let’s see how folks reacted on Reddit.

This person said he’s an a**hole and they don’t like when people do this.

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Another reader said they don’t understand the outrage. Garbage is garbage!

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And this individual said you just don’t do this!

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