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like sands through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives…

May 9, 2012

I spend WAY more time at home now than I ever have.  My work is out of home, I have a baby and a limited income, and gas is way to expensive to journey out into the places I really want to go to.  The baby is happier having naps at home, and it’s just way easier.  So we hang out here.  A lot.  I’ve begun to notice things about my neighbours.  Since I’m here more, I’m way more in tune with the happenings of Woodside Estates.

We have a crazy garbage man.  Full on crazy.  A couple of weeks ago, my neighbour was outside washing her car.  Our garbage man yelled out to her, “when you respect me, I will respect you.”  First of all, I’m not entirely sure how you can place garbage at the curb incorrectly, but according to our sanitation services specialist, she was.  “I don’t want to see what you had for dinner last night.  Use a garbage bag.” (I’m assuming this means he wants a big bag to hold all of the small bags together.  I think she was taken aback by his boldness (we pay a private pick up service through our strata to pick up our garbage, so it’s not even city rules) and promptly cleaned out said garbage can and bought big garbage bags.  It was very nice of her…I’m not sure I would have had the same reaction.  He explained that when he throws your bin on the lawn, it means he isn’t impressed with the contents.  Today happens to be garbage day.  They are on vacation right now, so this morning I placed their bin at the end of the driveway, perfectly placed, easy to grab, right on the walkway for pick up.

I went out to run some errands, and came back to an interesting sight.  Now that we’re on the “inside” with the garbage man, I can see who he likes and who he definitely does not like.  The garbage can splayed on the lawn treatment was in full force.  It’s amazing that by his standards, so many of us can suck at placing our garbage in the pail.  For the record, both of our bins were placed, lids on, back into our carports.  Not only does this make me happy that we are high achievers when it comes to garbage placement, but it also pleases me that we’re not on the hit list.  Nor will we ever be.  And I’m totally baking this crazy person cookies next Tuesday, but I never want my garbage can through my front window.

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  1. Cassandra permalink
    May 12, 2012 12:04 am

    OMG. I am having such a horrendous day and this made me smile for some reason. I think it was the last sentence. Thanks always for the laugh pal! 🙂

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