Disgusting situation of a public park barbecue being left behind sparks outrage over ‘un-Australian’ act: ‘Looks like a crime scene’
- State public barbecue abandoned sparking outrage online
- Public facilities in Brisbane left with burnt food
The appalling condition of a barbecue left in a public park has sparked outrage online as Aussies debate the etiquette of public facilities.
A crude photo of the filthy barbecue in Brisbane’s family-friendly Fre Park was shared to Reddit this week.
User legitimate_street250 shared the photo with the caption: ‘Serious? It feels like I’ve arrived at a crime scene.’
It turned out to two hotplates covered burnt food, and the couch area left a mess of scraps, plastic and even used utensils on the public barbecue.
The image received an angry backlash when users called the act “un-Australian” and showed complete disregard for others.
The appalling condition of a public barbecue (pictured) left in a Brisbane park has sparked outrage online as Aussies debate the etiquette of public facilities
The barbecue was left with two hotplates covered in burnt food, and the bench was a mess of scraps, plastic and even used utensils on the public barbecue
“Public Service Announcement: If you are going to use any public facilities like this please leave it as you found it or in better condition than you found it… please have some decency this is just un-Australian,” wrote one person. .
“I taught ESL in Brisbane and sometimes as a school or class we would have BBQs in the park,” said a second.
‘I made it clear that it’s Australian etiquette to clean public barbecues after use and man, they took it seriously… left it better than we found it.’
“How rude are these people?” exclaimed another, and “That’s why we can’t have nice things.”
Municipalities regularly clean barbecues, but it is generally accepted that it is the responsibility of visitors to clean up after they have finished barbecuing.
Brisbane City Council is responsible for 420 parks with public BBQs, but Redditors unanimously agreed that it is the user’s responsibility to leave the facilities clean after use.