.........my garbage collection day is Thursdays now.
Once upon a time, many many moons ago, our garbage collection schedule was twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays.
It then changed to once a week on Fridays....with no prior notice.
Religiously every Thursday night I would put my garbage out in order to meet the Friday pickup.
They usually pass around 4.30am - 5.00am, when I'm already up, and it's pretty cool to hear them shouting to the driver "Gone clear!" or "Move up!!" or "Wait, Wait,Wait!!" or "Hold up!" or "Squash!"
Two hard bangs on the side of the truck, followed by a loud "Drive!" usually signals a speedy departure from the neighbourhood.
Can you imagine my horror, yes horror, when one Thursday at 4.30am I heard the truck coming up the street...what on earth was going on? Obviously my garbage was not put out to be picked up, it was Thursday, not Friday.
I certainly wasn't running outside to sprint behind the truck with bags of garbage. I made a mental note for the following week.
Yup, along they came the next week on Thursday at 4.30am again...... no notice of the change in schedule....who does this?
I know many will wonder why I just don't put my garbage out in a bin like everyone else. I keep my bin under the outside stairway. I hate smelly garbage outside an entrance way.
Not only for that reason, but also because the garbage collectors are "famous" for pelting (throwing) the bins back on to the property whereby causing some damage.
I remember my mum "cussing" them out many years ago, when the bin came crashing back into our wall, which necessitated some repairs after many apologies from the depot.
Therefore, the night before collection, I gather all frozen entrails and garbage
together in a large trash bag and place it outside the front wall for
No "cussing" for me, and my entrance smells like a rose garden......I like it that way.
I guess my garbage pickup is on Thursdays now!!
(until it changes yet again)