Why can't people follow simple instructions? For example over Christmas everyone got a note through their door saying when each bin would be collected. Out of 200 people in my street, I was the only one to get it correct.
Course the real problem is the variations in collection day. When I
lived in the US of A, the bin collection day was fixed throughout the
year. If that meant it fell on Christmas Day, well then it got
collected on Christmas Day.
Mind you, this was 1983 and they also had kerbside collection of
recyclables back then too. When I returned to the UK in 1993 and
started talking about that, I was given a long stream of reasons why it
could never be done here.
There is nothing a fleet of dispatchable nuclear power plants cannot do that
cannot be done worse and more expensively and with higher carbon emissions and
Its far from clear if they would
prefer the money or the day off.
Most of our others like the council road maintenance
people get two weeks off over Xmas and New Year and
plenty of commercial operations apart from retail do too.
All but one of the supermarkets have all Xmas day off.
imo its more likely what the garbos prefer. We used to do it your way.
Here, if the collection day is a holiday they delay 1 day until Saturday.
A lot of people can't understand that had have to have specific
instructions for EACH holiday:
No collection on Christmas (Wednesday). Wednesday's collection will be
on Thursday. Thursday's collection will be on Friday. Fridays collection
will be on Saturday. Normal collection will resume on Monday.
Despite the fact the short version says it all, and works for ALL holidays.
Here, normal collections for Christmas day were moved back and so other
collections on other days had to move back. Our Friday 27th collection
moved to Sunday 29th. Then our Friday 3rd collection moved to Saturday
4th. From then on it was back to normal.
To be fair to others, the notice was simply placed under the edge of the
bin lid, where it could easily be dislodged and never seen and also
about a month before Christmas, so people had time to forget anyway.
I looked it up on the council's website - not an option for many of the
very elderly pensioners that live in the bungalows on the same road.
In previous years the arrangements have been different, with no
collections on weekends and delays longer.
Mine actually posted it through my letterbox. I think. Could have been my next door neighbour did that after taking it off the bin. I tend to put them out as I remember what day it is, and they bring them in as they're retired and spot them emptied first. But anyway, ours have a hook shaped piece of card, much like the do not disturb signs you get for hotel doors, or the things you hang on your rearview mirror to go on a ferry, so if it was on the bin, it was hanging on the handle and wouldn't have blown away. So the other people in my street have no excuse.
Really? I know people who are 95 and wheelchair bound that use the internet.
Sure. Easy enough, too. On 31st, there's that Brexit rally in London.
Get TNP to fly his model planes over, fitted with scaled down versions
of those latter-day Gatlin guns they have on ships these days, and
Pre-war gramophone needles should make suitable ammo.
What power have you got?
Where did you get it from?
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