Eh Brah! I wasn’t the only one who saw you walking out of Long’s Drugstore in Kahului with a smile on your face and shiny new slippahs in your hand. We saw you take your feet out of the old ones, put on the new ones, and then walk away, leaving the price tag, as well as the discarded, worn-out slippahs on the pavement. I don’t get it. Do you think that because you were “Born and Raised” here that it’s okay for you to disrespect the ‘aina? It saddens me when I see anyone intentionally leave their trash on the ground—but especially someone local—someone who lives here and calls this island home. I wish you cared about this beautiful place enough to pick up after yourself but it seems to me that you take it for granted. If you took just a minute to consider the well-being of others—including yourself!—you’d help make the island a better place for everyone. But I get it: YOU-NO-KEA.
Illustration by Ron Pitts