Reunited And It Feels So Good
Baltimore City recently changed our trash and recycling collection schedule. One of the largest changes is the requirement that all trash cans have lids. Otherwise, you can be fined!
It’s part of a campaign to reduce the rat population.
*I just spent a half hour looking for a picture of these really cute public service billboards that Baltimore has installed on the sides of garbage trucks. It would be a great visual, but it does not seem to exist on the internet. And I’m not about to motivate at o-dark:thirty to take a picture for you. Sorry.
Anyway. You can imagine my consternation when my trash can lid went missing. My happy trash can: ripped asunder by 50 mph gusts!
I had hoped that the lid might be returned. It was clearly marked with my address.
Days passed. No luck.
Then today, Cecilia and I were walking the alley when I spied a round item. My lid! Dented, tire-tracked and a block away, but clearly mine.
All is right in my little corner of Baltimore today.