Grateful for my inconsiderate neighbors



“If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.” ― Criss Jami.

This may sound weird but I am eternally grateful to all those folks who continually refuse to close their trash bags and allow their metallic and plastic and waxed articles to fly freely about the premises. Their inconsiderate actions helps me to sort the wheat from the chaff.

S U R V I V A L   F O R   T H E   F I L T H I E S T

I always believed that using a string tie to close the bag was not really rocket science but living in close proximity to some  fellow tenants has changed my views appreciably.

This is the time of the year when the winds howl around the corners of buildings and thrust the contents of the unsecured bags every which way it can…. usually ending up on my patio and lawn.

If I am able to pinpoint the source of this free-flowing garbage I politely pick it up and deposit by their suites door. That usually gets results.

Management tries to smarten these offending tenants up but the proof is always on me to correctly identify the culprits. A Herculean task at best.

So for all those people who lack the skill to secure their trash bags I offer you my heartfelt condolences.

Perhaps there is community college course geared to assisting these folks.

To all the other folks I offer you my deepest gratitude. — gc




  1. I notice plastic bottles and cans at the edge of the sack, so is this a recycling bag or just general trash?

    Over here we have local authorities that issue heavy fines for not recycling adequately!

    We have three bins per household, black for general trash, green for recycling and brown for garden waste.

    I enjoy separating and recycling the waste into the appropriate receptacles, almost therapeutic!

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  2. My city requires that anything to be picked up by the refuse company must be put into three bins: a black one for landfill trash, a blue one for recyclables, and a green one for compostables. The bins are pretty heavy when filled, so wind is usually not a problem. But periodically there are vandals who seem to enjoy tipping over the full bins. I hate those bastards.


    • I agree with you 100 per cent. I live in a corner location and the wind blows the plastic bags, newspapers, rags and other items into the yard. But the term “bastards” fits the description well. Thank you for writing.

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    • Thank you for the agreement. As we all know the Trump White House is plagued by black bag critters, security leaks and the ever invasive electronic bugs. Not the best place to be just now. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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