The Garbage Valet from hell
When I first moved into my place, I remember posting about the insanely obnoxious note I got from the 'Garbage Valet'. In terms of services, it's beyond useless. I mean it, it's worthless. Theoretically it could be helpful for the elderly or handicapped or tragically lazy, but in it's current implementation, it isn't. Personally, I feel like a loser when I use it so I typically just walk over to the garbage shoot and dump my own garbage. Since I'm frequently gone for long periods of time, I can't simply put my receptacle outside the door b/c then I get Nastygrams telling me they are going to beat up my mom if I leave my trash thingy outside again.
I was leaving early Friday and was in a real hurry, so I went through the absurd number of steps needed for the garbage valet to actually pick up the stuff and sat it outside on my way out. I honest to god thought I had everything covered. Apparently not. I didn't "knot" the twist ties on my garbage bags, Nor did I cover the lid. Nothing orgainc was in my trash so in a million years I couldn't have dreamed it would have been an issue. But nope, it was. In fact, I failed a whopping 4 items on the checklist. I can only think it's hard finding people to do the job and b/c it's not very glamorous, it doesn't bring with it a lot of pride of workmanship - so the people that do it get really cranky. I pay a ridiculous amount of money for this service, which is mandatory for living here, even though I've only put a grand total of 5 bags of garbage out with it. 5, in over a year. But I spent close to 500.00 on it. You'd figure that since I never use it I could get a pass on not closing the lid 'tightly' and other idiotic stuff like that.
Now, just out of general principle, I'm committed to setting my garbage out and not getting a nasty gram. I know I sound like a pathetic sniveller, but it's really brutal on your ego when you get a note pointing out that you f**ed up 4 different things by setting garbage outside of your door.
Is it just my place, or does anyone else have a cranky garbage valet? IMHO, the guy is in the totally wrong line of work - there's a Systems Engineer or Network Admin position out there somewhere just dying to get filled by a control freak like my garbage valet.