“It’s a thankless job!” That’s what Wally says about our trash collector’s job. Sometime last summer Wally started leaving a can of pop on top or our trash can for “garbage guy”. I think it started one week after we had a lot of trash to pick up. Wally was home when the truck rolled by and helped “garbage guy” toss in the extra trash, then offered him a drink. We’ve just kept it up. It’s mostly my job now. At Christmas I left him a bag of goodies and a gospel tract. At Easter I left him some candy and I caught him on the driveway and asked him to go to church with us. On Mother’s Day, or two days after, he wished me a Happy Mother’s Day! He’s very nice. He might not have the most sought after job, its truly a stinky job! But we are very thankful for him.
Every week after the garbage is emptied, our garbage guy sets our cans up off the street and onto our drive. I kind of chuckle to myself because all the neighbors have theirs still by the curb! I think he does it to say thank you back to us.
This past week we had rain all day long! Our trash did not get picked up until late afternoon. I don’t know if there was truck trouble or a change in routes. I do know it wasn’t our “garbage guy” who came that day…our pop was taken, the can left on the curb, and the lids left hanging open----on a rainy day!! I hope “garbage guy” is just on vacation!