October 10, 2010

Sam Katz's Caper: D in an A cup - by Margaret Ullrich

Last week our garbage was picked up on Friday, October 8.  
Tomorrow's Thanksgiving.  
So, we won't see any garbage pickup until Monday, October 18.  
Everything - including the extras from Thanksgiving - has to fit in that cart.  
Maybe our politicians don't celebrate holidays?

Okay...  two days to pickup.

We had hail on Good Friday.  We woke up to snow on Holy Saturday.  Easter was more spring-like.  It was good to get together with family and friends.

Well, the good times couldn't last forever.

The problem with good times is that they come in styrofoam and plastic.  They come iced and gravy laden.  They come in bulk and gift wrapped. 

Some is recyclable.  Most is not.  

Some folks like to work off holiday calories by doing their thatch raking.  You can burn quite a few calories that way, especially if you have a home on a corner lot.  Rake, bag and put the thatch out with the trash.

It used to be up to each citizen's conscience when to do that chore.  We've been told there'll be a special pickup for 'Yard Wastes'.  We don't know when that special pickup will be.

The handy dandy garbage carts are looking top heavy.  They were sized to hold a week's worth of trash.  We've just had a major holiday.  Whether or not you're a Christian, it was enough to close the stores and malls and the kids wanted the fancy chocolates.  

A holiday and bags of thatch rakings.
The garbage won't get picked up until Tuesday.  

They won't take it all.

(Originally posted April 10, 2010)

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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