Quoting GrumpsMama.:" I live in America and my town is pretty damn clean. We get a letter from the city if we have not mowed out lawn..or have weird stuff out of place. "
DF thought Seattle was clean too until he came up here. You don't see it when you're that used to it. When it's unusual to you, you notice it.
I'm not seeing a dirty area, I've been in loads of places in the US. Cities, town, country. The trash is everywhere. Strewn all over the place, especially the highways, but all over suburbia and the cities too. It's gross!