You have to ask yourself what goes through some people's heads. The answer in a lot of cases, it seems, is NOTHING! We've all seen it, and we've all stepped in it before. That's right. You guessed it. Dog poo.
Here's the scenario (this just happened to me today, by the way, so it's "fresh" in my mind - pun intended):
I'm headed down the sidewalk and in front of me a little ways is a woman walking her dog. The dog is doin' its thang and finishes up as I approach, leaving a tidy little turd smack in the middle of the sidewalk, screaming for someone to step in it. Thankfully the woman is holding one of those leashes with a plastic bag dispenser attached to it, so I think, great! she's going to pick up the poo. But as I pass, she turns her back on the poop and begins walking away, plastic bag still in the dispenser. Man, I say to myself, should I do something? It's too early in the morning for confrontation. Feeling despondent over the discarded do-do, though, I do do something.
Before I tell you what I did, I want to know, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Your opinions. Go!
As you can see, this is a short story with a "load" of great poop-related vocabulary. Here are some tasty words:
poop (n.): excrement, feces, waste matter discharged from the bowels after digestion (also a verb: to poop)
poo (n.): excrement (also a verb: to poo)
turd (n.): a lump of excrement
do-do (n.): poop
a little ways (adv.): a short distance
smack in the middle (adv.): located exactly in the middle
despondent (adj.): feeling sadness, gloom