Thursday, December 28, 2017

Single Digit Temperatures – and – How I Feel Exonerated



Thanks to my partner, I no longer feel quite so silly for having inserted a CD upside down in the player. Yesterday afternoon we shared a brief exchange about the weather and resulting plight of city workers forced to pick up garbage in near zero degree temperatures.

“I don’t know how the garbage men will do it tomorrow.”

“I wonder how they’re handling it today,” I retorted.

“But our garbage pickup is tomorrow.”

“…”

In the Spirit, Here's a Delightful View of Our Neighor's Foreclosed House
At Least the Dumpster is Gone
What do you think? Should sanitation workers only have to work one day a week? Perhaps in their own neighborhood?

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14 comments:

  1. Well my question is~ if you live in the hood with someone that picks up trash, who would get yours? haha...I think anyone that has to work out in temps like that needs to get another job. We are not in the single digits this morn, but it's pretty cold at our 15 degrees!I am glad that Misfire is indoors. One of the others will go this morning to feed and they will let her and the others out for the day. I will go over around 3:30 and get them in and feed them.

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    1. You're such an excellent caregiver. ~hugs~ I'm glad Misfire is inside, too.

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  2. I like our garbage pickup folks. The guy for this block always waves, if I'm out, or waits if I put a last thing in the recycle cart.

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    1. How nice! I'm wondering how to show my appreciation for their efforts in our neighborhood.

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  3. Our Waste Management Service people do a fantastic job. I just wish they would refrain from tossing our empty container down the hill into a ravine.

    We refer to our containers as green monsters. What do you call them?

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    1. Ooh, that doesn't read like a fantastic service. ~hugs~ We don't have special names for our containers, though the garbage can served as a snow shovel before I knew how high the flakes could pile up in this area.

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  4. Brrr. Although, if they've been doing this for years, they should have developed some ways to keep warm. I would hope.

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    1. I would certainly rather gather trash in cold than heat! And, by the way, nothing got picked up today. We wonder if weather played a roll...

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  5. I think that waste workers are often taken for granted. Ours are pretty decent guys. But, in all honesty, they do get paid pretty competitively, with good benefits. They usually do the job for those reasons. And, of course, because they know their job is safe. We will always need them.

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    1. I totally agree with your assessment! Thank heaven for those folks willing to do that work.

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  6. That is funny. It is cold here too, it was -4 this morning.

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  7. Our garbage collectors in the UK work really hard. It's always confusing over bank holidays as you get your garbage collected on a different day!

    What a pain for you. Students like this waste time for those students who DO want to learn.
    That's Purrfect

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    1. Oh, I know what you mean about bank holidays. Oddly enough, the stuff was not picked up as scheduled, and we can only think the city decided not to risk workers' health due to the unusual cold.

      As for your mention of a student, I wonder if you meant that for another blogger (Liz, perhaps?). Either way, I'm delighted to see you have a new post and sorry Carlton caused trouble. ~grin~ Happy Holidays!

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