Thanks for taking my trash can from directly in front of my house. It sure was unsightly, especially since it was black and my house is white; the contrast was just awful. Thank goodness it’s gone now! If only I just had some place to put my trash, my kitchen garbage is sure getting full!
Now, “last year when you took my trash can”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/000970.php you took it from in front of my driveway, which I can understand; it sure must be tempting seeing a trash can just sitting out there (although I’m not sure why you chose mine out of all of those out for trash day). This year, however, you actually took the can from in front of my house — ignoring the neighbor’s can sitting out at the end of the alley. I’m not quite sure what made my can more attractive, but, hey, I realize that, if you’re going to do it, you’ve got to get the good stuff. No point in going halfway.
I am still confused as to what the particular attraction of a stolen trash can is. Most houses can get one or two for free; extra ones are just a one-time flat fee. Can you really provide a stolen can for a price much cheaper than a legitimate can? Won’t the trash company realize that there’s an illicit extra can in front of the property?
Or maybe not! Maybe there’s some phone number on some telephone pole somewhere that I’ve missed advertising “cheap trash cans.” Maybe there’s a large, illict market for illicit trash cans in Beverly Hills so that the rich people don’t need to show restraint in throwing out their trash? Is there a unmet demand in South LA, where the trash people won’t go to leave new trash cans off, so they need the stolen cans? I mean, I know it’s not my neighbors, because they have dumpsters — or, maybe, does a hot can make people feel special, like homeowners, or, at least, residents of smaller apartments?
Either way, I called up the DWP and I’m getting a new free can on Monday. But I’ll wonder, every time I look at my new can, where my old one is, and how I can get into this happening stolen trash can market, because I’m a born businessman, yo, and I want in.