I got a call from some dear friends in Alameda. It was a bit of a panic call. They wanted to know if I knew of any public dumpsters they could access so they could toss their 'unfrozen' food because their freezer had died on them. It was a large freezer - about six feet tall.
This happened on Wednesday, in the early evening. When I got their call I suggested that they come over to my house and put the thawed out food (wrapped in plastic) into my bin. They didn't want to bother me and said "no, no!"
My bins were already out on the curb because ACI does the pickup on early Thursday morning. They decided that coming by with their unfrozen food, was a good idea. Shoving it down the garbage disposal was an option, but not a good one. They pulled up to the curb and within minutes we had transferred the unfrozen food from the trunk of the car into the bin.
I've not had a garbage disposal for years. I use Bio Bags, instead of running water through the pipes. I think this happened when we had a drought maybe 10 years ago. Once I fill up the Bio Bags, I put that food waste into a small green bin (from ACI) on my back porch. From there I put that waste into my big green bin.
My friends wondered if there was a 'not to exceed' weight limit that lifted those bins into the truck. I didn't hear anything the next morning that would indicate that ACI had exceeded any weight limit.
The good news is it was hauled away in a timely manner.
I heard a question on the radio a few weeks ago. Has there ever been one person who has had complete satisfaction, in hindsight, with a prom? Another prom season has passed us by and I started thinking about them. I've never heard anybody rave that the prom exceeded their expectations. I think it's a night of major let-downs, including breakups. The prom is the last big "couple's" bash before Grad Night, which is mostly a dateless-free-for-all event. Many of the kids know they'll never see those people they ended up making out with at Grad Night again...or at least for a long time. Maybe the class king and queen of the prom have their expectations met. Nothing beats a crown and tiara for making one feel special. That means the rest of the court are losers? That's rough, hardly fair. I'm not sure it ends up as perfect as we humble high-school peons imagine it to be. Being royalty is tough. I never went to my own high school proms. I w
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