No Can Understand

May 21st, 2010
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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: 

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

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24 Responses to “No Can Understand”

  1. (Jesse)James:

    BL...I feel your pain...those guys have done the same thing to me as well. The other week I had an old wooden bookshelf outside my house for pickup. So did my neighbor. They took his and left mine...along with some old 9 foot window blinds. I was like, WTF!!! of course it rains all over the press board bookshelf so now it just falls apart and I end up picking up the pieces and putting it in the grey bins...and then the regular trash guys gets mad because the lid on the grey bin doesn't close and tells me the next time he won't pick up the grey bin because the lid is supposed to be closed...SHHEESH...WWD TOO!??!!

    I even remember one time when my neighbor had some stuff out for bulk pickup and the guys loading the truck dropped a whole bunch of stuff in the middle of our dead-end street....AND LEFT IT THERE!!! The neighbors had to go and retrieve it themselves...WWD!!! LMAO


  2. M:

    First!


  3. Ocean Lover:

    FIRST!

    Looks like SCAVENGING workahs? They only like take the GOOD STUFF.

    OL


  4. M:

    Ok, second den!


  5. snow:

    so irritating, yeah? but, i gotta say that one time i happened to catch the guys picking up the bulky trash and they were gonna help me bring up the stuff from the bottom of my driveway (it's rather long and steep), too! i didn't let them, but they took everything we had out initially and then some! however, another time, they never came and every day someone would come and take some of it. WWD?! i mean, it's stuff i'm throwing away and i'm glad someone else can make use of it but it still bothers me a bit that people go around scouring neighborhoods for stuff. :?


  6. M:

    Ok, turd den!


  7. M:

    I give up!


  8. Ocean Lover:

    Hey BL.......if it'll make you feel any bettah.....when I moved in to my house several years ago, my yard was FULL OF BOULDERS. I pulled um all out to the front yard and hid um behind the hedge in front.

    Lets just say that over a period of 6 months, that mountain of BOULDERS slowly disappeared. I wonder if the workers at HPOWER got a lil pissy knowing that ROCKS DON'T BURN. ;-)

    OL


  9. M:

    Howzit BL!

    I guess the guys on the crew couldn't use the table saw so they left it for someone esle. :lol:

    WWD :?:

    Happy FGF everyone :!:


  10. Coconut Willy:

    Eh, BL. You gotta paint your mailbox!

    Just drop off your bulky items by my place in Salt Lake. Just look for the other unsightly items on the curb.


  11. visitor:

    Maybe they're going to come again. It happened to us. The first time they took what could go in the large version of a regular truck...the one that crushes.

    The next day another flat-bed truck came that picked up the large heavy appliance items.

    Good luck.


  12. 808 Dad:

    Hey Lance,

    Don’t even get me started on the bulky pick guys. I have an old washing machine sitting out on the curb for SIX WEEKS. We placed it at the curb two days before our scheduled pickup and it’s still there. I called and they said they would get it during the next pick up. Still waiting.

    I have a friend who lives across the Kahala Mall McDonalds. He said to move it there because it would be picked up within two days. There’s no really scheduled pick day. If something is out they will get to it asap. I guess since that is a main road for tourist heading East they want to keep it nice. Of course it’s also Kahala. Go figure.


  13. 808 Dad:

    Forgot to add ditto to what Coconut Willy said. Man you gotta give that mail box a coat. Kinda getto huh!!


  14. Braddah Lance:

    (Jesse)James:
    The other week I had an old wooden bookshelf outside my house for pickup. So did my neighbor. They took his and left mine...along with some old 9 foot window blinds.

    Dude, dat sucks.

    ...and then the regular trash guys gets mad because the lid on the grey bin doesn't close and tells me the next time he won't pick up the grey bin because the lid is supposed to be closed.

    I was told dat once too..... but then again da house two doors down ALWAYS overflows and yet..... still picked up? WWD!

    I even remember one time when my neighbor had some stuff out for bulk pickup and the guys loading the truck dropped a whole bunch of stuff in the middle of our dead-end street....AND LEFT IT THERE!!!

    Ok, now dat is bad, real bad.
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    M:
    First!

    Check again.
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    Ocean Lover:
    FIRST!

    Nope.

    Looks like SCAVENGING workahs? They only like take the GOOD STUFF.

    Well it was decent.... one man's trash is anoddah man's treasure.
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    M:
    Ok, second den!

    Strike two.
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    snow:
    but, i gotta say that one time i happened to catch the guys picking up the bulky trash and they were gonna help me bring up the stuff from the bottom of my driveway

    You one wahine das why! :razz: Nah, like I said, nothing against those guys and I know they reeeealllly have to work hard cause it's manual labor. Some nice, some not so nice. It's a roll of da dice.

    however, another time, they never came and every day someone would come and take some of it. WWD?! i mean, it's stuff i'm throwing away and i'm glad someone else can make use of it but it still bothers me a bit that people go around scouring neighborhoods for stuff.

    You'd be surprised how often dat happens. These people know da bulky pickup days and go around at dat time. I feel da exact same you do - I'm glad someone going/can use 'em but still dat means you looking on/at my property. :???:
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    M:
    Ok, turd den!

    Strike three! You're outta hea!

    I give up!

    :lol:
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    Ocean Lover:
    I wonder if the workers at HPOWER got a lil pissy knowing that ROCKS DON'T BURN.

    Uh, lucky The Advertiser won't be around to quote you on dat in a couple of weeks.
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    M:
    I guess the guys on the crew couldn't use the table saw so they left it for someone esle.

    How nice of them. :lol:
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    Coconut Willy:
    Eh, BL. You gotta paint your mailbox!

    :lol: You nevah look closely? Da buggah stay holding up by wire wrapped like a hundred times around. :lol: We stay getting a new one latah. :lol:

    Just drop off your bulky items by my place in Salt Lake. Just look for the other unsightly items on the curb.

    I know. Sad yeah? I was driving down Likini on my way to practice and amazing how many "junk" was out there.
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    visitor:
    Maybe they're going to come again. It happened to us. The first time they took what could go in the large version of a regular truck...the one that crushes.

    Rogah dat. I know their "cycles" (done many a bulk pickup) but wat I was trying to convey was da fact dat they just threw da table saw on da ground in my driveway, not dat they didn't take it.
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    808 Dad:
    Don’t even get me started on the bulky pick guys. I have an old washing machine sitting out on the curb for SIX WEEKS.

    Ok, now dat's really bad.

    I have a friend who lives across the Kahala Mall McDonalds...I guess since that is a main road for tourist heading East they want to keep it nice. Of course it’s also Kahala. Go figure.

    You expected different out "there"? If you live out dat side, no get all huhu we all "know" dat side is taken kea of juuuuust a little bettah.
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    808 Dad:
    Forgot to add ditto to what Coconut Willy said. Man you gotta give that mail box a coat. Kinda getto huh!!

    LMAO! Keepin' it real man, keepin' it real. :lol: Gotta represent and remembah da roots from wea I came from...... plus if you see one mailbox li'dat, you going tink we get rich stuff inside? :lol:


  15. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Happy Feel Good Friday (maybe not)!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... ho Braddah Lance ... stinks yeah!!! ... but no can do NA-TING ... such is the frustrations of life ... go drop 'em on at Honolulu Hale ... for Braddah Mufi ... he promotes these programs ... so let him have a taste of it!!! ...

    ... but hey!!! ... this is from the C&C Bulky Item pickup page:

    What will be collected as bulky items?
    Furniture, mattresses, bed frames and box springs, rolled up and fastened carpeting, appliances, minor home repairs/remodeling materials not to exceed one cubic yard.

    What will not be collected as bulky items?
    Construction materials, demolition debris, dirt, rock, concrete, large automobile parts and any refuse suitable for regular twice-a-week collection.

    ... I say that table saw is a man's garage "appliance" ... yeah ... how da frick we supposed to know what they collect ... from the descriptions ... so much stuff fall in da gray area??? ...

    ... who knows??? ... put it out again ... maybe next time, they'll take it ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  16. zzzzzz:

    I have a similar story.

    My in-laws had an old freezer. They're old and couldn't take it to the curb themselves, so I went the Sunday before their bulky pickup week, made sure it was empty, then duct taped it shut (so kids don't get in and suffocate) and left it at the curb.

    The next time I was at their house was the next week, and it was still there. A couple weeks later it was still there, but get this--the in-laws had got a letter from the C&C telling them not to leave bulky items out except for their pickup weeks. As BL would say, WWD?!?!?

    By then it was the weekend before their next pickup week, so we just left it. This time it was picked up.


  17. chicorex:

    I'm still waiting for them to pick up the bulky items on my street. It was supposed to be this week but all of the items are still on the curb.


  18. buddahbelly:

    Happy FGF!!
    Hey BL, call 768-4381 it's the City complaint line. If you no say nothing, no can fix da problem, go check um,


  19. B:

    dey stay practicing fo wen furloughs start. my mom in law lives town side wea get da kine homes in da back. so everybody bring da gray bin to da street, line up 3-4 in a row. guess wat? only 1 get picked up, da udda 2 still get trash. dis wuz fo da odda homes up da street too... an not only gray bins but da green an blue too. since da announcement of furloughs fo C&C workers dis wen start. or is it my imagination?


  20. sally:

    heh heh heh BL, you work at a place that has the best opportunity for displaying pics of dissatisfaction of service. Oh, wait a minute, you just DID!!!

    Sucky service well... sucks.

    Hope you have a Happy FGF anyway BL.


  21. sassy7:

    okay...we don't have bulky item pickup here..and to take a load to the dump you pay for dropping trash off ..we pay our city for trash pickup every month, and for the recycle water that waters our grass...
    so even if the C&C (cit and count) team takes awhile..some times too long..I would surely appreciate it here...they make you bring it, and then pay for dumping. WWD!!!!!! and I am still paying the trash fee's each month.


  22. 91boz:

    Wow BL that's too bad! That used to be typical in my area until the head honcho Mufi got in office. He just happens to live down the street from me.

    Nowadays when I leave things out for bulky all of the items get picked up within a week. Sometimes only some of the things get picked up and the rest later.

    Then there are also the scavengers that come by at night, cherry pick your trashand leave a big mess.

    One time I left out a broken treadmill and it was gone within hours. I got that same treadmill a week ago from a friends neighbor who had it out for trash but assured me that it still worked. Heh ---heh -- heh, go figgah?


  23. sally:

    I live down a private lane with lots of apts so there's always stuff out for bulky pick-up. It progressively got worse and worse where people were just putting junk out all the time, not the day before like you suppsed to.

    Then we started noticing an excessive amount of junk, apparently people from other places were using our area as a dump zone. And then car batteries. Lots and lots of car batteries, like 4-6 a week! Obviously, some garage was dumping their cr@p on our property to avoid paying for proper disposal.

    My landlord put out a sign "No Dumping!" and, amazingly (to me, at least) it worked.


  24. TwoFish:

    I was told that one crew picks up metal stuff that can be turned into scrap metal (things like refrigerators, washer/dryers, etc), and they may come the same day or another day from the other crew that picks up things like diningroom tables, or house renovation stuff. I have seen these guys who pick up metal stuff come by in a flat bed truck.