We’re having problems with the garbage company. Except when it snows, the garbage company hauls away our trash every week. And every week, they do something to annoy us.
Here’s the story. Every Friday, we place our garbage can on the sidewalk to the right of our driveway. We put it on the sidewalk because we’re one of those people who don’t like to knock over the garage can with the mini-van. Yeah, I know, we’re strange that way. The garbage truck comes, picks up our trash can with the mechanical arm, and empties the garbage into their truck. But instead of placing the can back on the sidewalk, the truck drives about 15 feet and then places the can out on the street and in front of our driveway. The can not only blocks our driveway, it also blocks the mail truck from delivering all those wonderful bills (the mail boxes for our block is located on the left side of our driveway).
Here’s the strange part. All the neighbors’ cans are placed back on the sidewalk where they were originally. Our trash can is the only one moved more than a foot or two. And it happens every week.
Another time, the driver placed a gigantic, red, warning sticker on the lid of our garbage can. Apparently, placing the garbage can, recycle container, and yard debris can within four feet of each other is too close for the truck’s mechanical arm. We’re now required to place our containers 500 feet apart. The strange thing is, the rule only seems to apply to us. Everyone else in our neighborhood still place all their containers within a foot of each other. We’re the only ones with a big, scarlet letter on the trash can.
So, what do you think? Is the garbage company out to get us?