... even if we have no lawn. But ya get the point, dontcha, Gentle Reader? Let us proceed... eight days ago the city of Portales set a dumpster down in front of the Inmóvil Casa de Pennington and life got better, in that we finally had a place to dispose our trash, which was mounting up at a rather alarming rate. Things went well the first day and we divested ourselves of our trash and a small amount of moving detritus. But things took a decided turn for the worse on day three when I made another trip to the dumpster, only to find some dirtbag had filled it nearly to capacity with moving boxes... which had been tossed into the dumpster without being broken down. I thought... briefly... about pulling the boxes out of the dumpster and breaking them down myself. That thought hit the wall when I noticed said boxes were filled with dirty disposable diapers and other rather obnoxious stuff.
So... fast forward five days or so... the dumpster is filled to capacity and my co-tenants in the apartment complex continued to pile their trash on the filled-to-capacity dumpster, having no other option. Well, except for me... I held my trash, waiting for the city to come by and empty the thing. The city came by today and dumped the contents of the dumpster into their garbage truck, EXCEPT for about six boxes and a couple o' garbage bags which spilled out on to the street, one of the boxes hitting the garbage truck driver in the head and upper body as he dumped the dumpster. And then the asshat pulled away, leaving the street littered with boxes and trash.
So, YrHmblScrb went outside and cleaned up the mess, mainly coz no one else was gonna do it. I've made FOUR calls to the City to complain and each time the call rolls to voice mail, whereupon I'm informed that "this line does not take messages." We will persevere and I WILL make my displeasure known.
Yeah... Get OFF My Lawn!