Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 09:20 AM.

The other day I started thinking about trash, trash cans and the possibility of being a hypocrite.  I do not want to be considered a hypocrite, it’s not good.   I want to be a good example for my children.

What got me started thinking about trash?

Well, I’ll tell you.  Leaving for work the other day, I stopped in my driveway to study the “direction” of my trash bin or trash container or whatever you call the thing you pull to the side of the road for the newfangled garbage trucks to pick up with something that resembles the robotic arm NASA used on space shuttle missions.

It is actually a thing of beauty to watch.

I lead a pretty boring life – I realize that I do.  However, it is entertaining to watch the robotic arm come out from the garbage truck, pick up my big rolling bin and dump it into the truck.

No, I don’t get out much.

I read all of the literature the waste disposal company sent me on how to use the big plastic rolling bin.   There were precise directions on how far it needed to be from your mailbox, your dog, your children, etc.  Also, there was a precise direction or orientation for the bin to be pointing so that the robotic arm could grab it.

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