Remember once, a long, long time ago when I told you the horrible story the heart-rending tale the mildly amusing snippet about how all my neighbors got their new fancy yard waste & recycling bins, and I did not?
I was pretty upset.
Every week, I’ve asked the architect if he thinks I should call our garbage/recycling company and complain. It wasn’t until the end of June that he gave me the go-ahead (probably getting the bill with the increased rate for the new bins is what triggered it). So, on Monday (which was two weeks AFTER I was allowed to call, due to a lethal combination of being extremely busy & extraordinarily lazy), I called.
Garbage lady: You haven’t gotten your bins? That can’t be right.
Me: Nope, I saw them being delivered in May, but before I realized we were being excluded, the magical bin fairies were gone.
Garbage lady: *crickets*
Me: I may have cried a little.
Garbage lady: *contemplating hanging up*
Me: So, can we have bins? *finally realized that I sounded crazy, and that she might think I was looking to score EXTRA bins*
Garbage lady: I will put a note in to have your recycling & yard waste pick-up people drop off your bins.
Me: YAY!!!! Thank you thank you!
Garbage lady: Will there be anything else? *wants to get off phone with crazy lady who is obsessed with & overly excited about BINS*
So today is garbage/recycling day. The truck came by at 6:30 – it goes down the length of the street & picks up all the bins on one side, then turns around & comes back. I watched. When they picked up our recycling, they did not drop off a bin. When they came back & did the neighbors across the street, they did not drop off a bin.
I may have cried.
Then, about 7, the garbage truck came by. They also did not drop off a bin.
I let the cats know just how upset I was. They were deeply concerned (likely because I was ranting and not feeding them).
Now, I have to call the garbage lady again. This time, I will not refer to any bin dropper-offers as fairies. I will also try to act like a grown-up who isn’t obsessed with bins.