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What I discovered was an unsavory delight: the announcement of an app, still in beta, geared towards those too lazy to pick up after their defecating dogs. Its logo is the silhouette of an ice-blue turd emoji underlined by a smile. The concept goes something like this: A dog #s. The dog walker opens the app and takes a picture of the #, which triggers the app to geo-locate said # and dispatch an independent contractor—known as a scooper—to clean it up. Pooper charges its customers and pays its scoopers on a per-# basis. It’s presumably up for debate whether the company will follow Uber’s extortionate model of high-demand “surge pricing” and charge more for #s dispatched by Great Danes than for the more demure specimens supplied by Chihuahuas or, uh, Shih Tzus.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
Even though it's a joke and 'Pooper' doesn't exist, I reckon there's a small market there. Someone could hang out at very busy parks and charge a little money for taking care of business.
originally posted by: eeyipes
I remember reading once about some entrepreneurial kids who would charge people to clean their poopy yards, then compost the poop and sell it for garden manure.