I took the girls to the park today, what with it being a nice day and all. They always like to start out on the swings, which are about 50' from the slides/jungle gym area. After helping them down from the little kid bucket swings, they take off to the jungle gym area. Halfway there, they stop, squat down and look at something: "what is this, Daddy?" I get up to them to see what it is, and literally have to pull my youngest down on her ass as she's reaching out to touch it: it's a used tampon, right there in the middle of the playground, blood and everything. Biohazardous issues aside, what kind of filthy, disgusting ***** discards a used tampon in the middle of a children's playground, where curious, touchy youngsters play? I got an antibacterial wipe from the car, cleaned the girls' hands just in case, and used the wipe to throw the tampon in a trashcan conveniently placed 20' away, that the sterling woman in question must not have seen. I swear, I hate people more and more with every passing year. I'm 38, and I shudder to think how I'll be when I'm in my 70's.