Which is worse: graffiti or garbage?
Both are against local bylaws. Both are frowned upon by the good citizens who pay their taxes and are, by extension, paying for both of them to be cleaned up. Both can be eyesores, a blight on the visual landscape. But, if I had to choose, I’d take graffiti over garbage any day of the week. Let’s be clear here, though, that the graffiti I’m talking about is ART graffiti, not tagging a random wall in a school or bathroom stall with a Sharpie; not writing insults and epithets that should be painted over as quickly as possible.
Garbage is indicative of laziness, the seeming inability of the perpetrator to take their junk a few meters over and dispose of it properly. Graffiti is indicative, often, of an overabundance of artistic energy. I just wish we had better public places where graffiti was encouraged.
But, what do you think? Garbage or graffiti?