Friday, December 5, 2008

Those Wacky Trash Collectors

I really love those guys. Really.

I have problems with them all the damn time. If I screw up the tiniest little thing, they won't collect my garbage. They seem to particularly love the old "bin was within five feet of another bin" routine. I live at the end of a cul de sac. Our options are put it within five feet of another bin or put it in the middle of the driveway. We space the damn things out as far as we can. Give us a damn break.

Today is my favorite, though. Today, they collected the whole bin. The guy operating the big claw on the side of the truck that grabs the trash can and upends it into the top of the garbage truck must have been excited today, because he dumped my whole bin into the thing. One of the guys in the truck had to come up to the house to say, "Uh, sorry."

This shit only ever happens to me.

10 comments:

kr4ster said...

True story -
Last week my wife was outside with my son playing around when the garbage guys pulled up. They dumped the bin, and saw that against the house, in the corner, was the recycling bin full of leaves from raking pending placement in a garbage bag. The looked at her, looked at the big, ran over to grab it and dumped it for her..

Hottie wife++

Hillery said...

hold it, so you're going to have to get a new bin yourself? They are not held accountable at all for destroying your property?

The Taco Prophet said...

The city covered the cost for us since they wrecked it. They'll also cover the cost if it breaks through normal wear and tear or if it gets stolen, but they require a police report if it's stolen. I had to argue with the lady a little on the phone that I certainly wasn't going to call the police to report the trash can stolen, since it had gotten demolished by the trash guys.

They were actually pretty on the ball, though. Despite their promise of "within seven days" we already have our replacement bin.

Bluejeangirl said...

You're right. It could only happen to you. At least now I know what to do if mine's wrecked.. or stolen. Why would anyone steal a dumpster? For cripes sake the damn thing weighs a freakin' ton!

suyapi said...

Wait, the herbie curbie can't be within 5 feet of another? That's just stupid. My trash/recycle guys may not show up some weeks, but they just don't give a rats ass about where it is.

And yes, it could only happen to you. You attract weird, my friend.

Which i guess is why we're all here, eh?

Bluejeangirl said...

Yeah.. because a more motley crew has never been assembled than what you've managed to have huddle 'round you.

fett said...

Hurray! I'm a motley crew!

The Taco Prophet said...

So the real question here is: which one of you sexy motherfuckers is going to kickstart my heart?

fett said...

I volunteer! I've been saving a car battery for just such an occasion. Nevermind the nipple clamps attached to the those cables.

Bluejeangirl said...

Careful.. he's likely to have a set of those goblin jumper cables and you know how reliable those things are! *shiver*