Recently, after carrying a bunch of carry-out containers full of half-eaten food* to the garbage can, I marveled at the astounding lack of care demonstrated in the poorly positioned trash containers strewn about our alley.
Why in tarnation can't our garbage collectors position trash container handles toward the alley so that homeowners can easily lift the lids (which would then be positioned toward the homes) to deposit garbage and recycling?
Land o' Goshen, it makes sense for garbage collectors to position the handles outward so that it's easier for them to pick up and drop off cans!
Why, if not for plain mean-spiritedness, do they insist upon turning the handles inward, making it necessary for us, the weary men of the world (and it's mostly men who take out the trash), to either step into alley traffic to open the lid and deposit our loads or flip the lid awkwardly toward us before swinging in the bag?
Is it so hard to be thoughtful? This is a big deal, dagnabbit!
*Obligatory food reference
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