Cranks My Tractor

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

There are big arrows on the top of the lid with instructions, “This Side to the Street,” or “Point these arrows at your neighbor,” or something like that – I understand what they mean.

The fellow next door to me is some kind of surgeon or doctor who cuts on people and fixes things. 

He never points his rolling plastic trash vehicle in the correct direction.

He is a nice fellow and all, but would you want him cutting on you if he can’t get his trash bin in the right direction?  I would not.  If he fixed something in me, I would always have this feeling that he didn’t hook my insides up quite right.

Can you blame me?

There are rumors that my neighbors call me “Mr. Wilson” - as in the “Mr. Wilson” from the Dennis the Menace cartoon strip and television series from the late 50’s and early 60’s.  Mr. Wilson had to know what was going on in the neighborhood at all times and was always worrying about Dennis’ antics.

I’m not that bad.  I just worry about trash cans, suspicious looking cars and children riding wheeled vehicles without helmets.

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