By Braddah Lance
Really. C'mon. Are you frickin' kidding me?!
Dat was my immediate reaction upon getting home yesterday right before I needed to leave for baseball practice.
My timing is real tight. I book it home from work. Change clothes. Load up da watah cooler so my players have watah. Grab da ice packs so wen my players get boo-boo's they can feel bettah. Da truck is already loaded with equipment so once pau wit da watah and ice, I'm out. If I'm lucky and traffic wasn't too bad going home, I'm at da field right at 4:27pm (practice starts at 4:30pm on da dot).
If you read Monday's post (Love Thy Neighbor) you'd know dat I was cleaning out da garage so wit dat there were a TON of stuff for bulky pickup which happened to be Wednesday wea I live.
We placed it in a very accessible spot and all da while "stacking" items so 1) it wouldn't topple ovah, 2) it wouldn't make da neighborhood look "ugly" and 3) so it would be easy for da workahs to grab and go.
Hmm, make it easy for "them" (bulky pickup workahs)..... keep dat in mind.
I come riding down my street yesterday and I see two regulah walkers going down da street and staring to their left as they continue forward.
Hmm, I wondah wat they looking at.
Hmm, looks to be close to my house.
Hmm, I wondah if my neighbors are doing anything cause they stay renovating.
Hmm, I tink they looking ay MY house.
WASSAP WIT DAT!!!!
Well, I didn't say those exact words but it did start wit da acronym WTF! and ended wit my first sentence of da blog.
I couldn't believe it! Really, was it dat hard? It wasn't an "illegal" item.... at least I didn't think so but I could be wrong. But then again I've seen first hand da bulky pickup crew handle more questionable stuff than a table saw! Yup, a table saw is wat you're looking at.
It's an old school table saw from my grandfather-in-law days so it is a bit heavy buuuut...... it was on a dolly! Do you see da dolly in da picture? I guess they just wanted da dolly and heave-ho'd da table saw and wat frickin' gets me is....... THEY JUST LEFT IT AS IS!!!!!!!
They took a big a$$ dining table, a set of wooden chairs, open boxed items (so they would be able to see first if they were "allowed" to take it) and some odds and ends (O&E plug). :wink:
Da table saw was on da back half of da grass (near da stake wit da pink flag) so they could just wheel it back on da walkway making it easier to get it to da truck. Plus we had a few "bulky" items so we tried to make it as easy as possible for da crew. If you look closely at da pics you'd also notice they left a black bag and a few long pieces of aluminum rods.
Honestly, I got nothing against da C&C crew - and I know there were at least more than one workah there cause there was no way one person could have handled da dining table - but c'mon. Take it if you going take it and if not, just leave it da heck alone! Not even a courtesy note was left or a reason for leaving it li'dat, nada. I know da City is strapped for cash but c'mon, you could have torn a piece of cardboard off one of da boxes and left a note if nevah have paper.
Wait, maybe couldn't afford pen. :roll:
If you going do one job, do it right. If you no like your job, tell me...... cause I'm looking for one and can appreciate having one. I most definitely won't be doing any half-a$$ work either.
Needless to say, I picked it up - by myself - and flipped it back on da grass cause it was blocking part of our driveway (although da pic doesn't look like it).
And I'll bet you I'll get fined latah for leaving it there too. :roll: