“call for compliments”
Guy walks up behind me, scowls “taking a picture of a trash can?”
Me: “Nope, phone number.”
Guy: “You’re gonna call the trash company?”
Me: “…with a compliment! You bet. Isn’t it great that we can recycle cardboard here now?”
Guy: “It’s a big mess.”
Me: “Really? Looks clean as a whistle to me.”
Guy: “Yeah, well wait till all those St. Michaels restaurants figure out we have this – they’ll come down here, leave a mess every day.”
Me: “Oh, well we can just call this number, and ask them to come pick up more often.”
Guy: “It’ll never work with those restaurants there.”
Me: “Oh, come on. Can’t we all work together..?”
Guy: ” Never works, I’ve been here a long time.”
Me: “I guess you’re a pessimist, huh?”
Guy: “You got that right”.
Me, after I got in the car and rolled down window: “Hey, have a nice day, huh?”
My compliments to the good people at the Maryland Environmental Service who have placed a big cardboard recycling dumpster in our little recycling round-up. Thank you!