One of my readers, Steve G., posted an interesting comment the other day. He said:
"I must cop to often using gas stations as trash disposals. Anytime my car gets loaded up with newspapers and what not, I fill up a grocery bag and chuck it in their trashes, as opposed to using my home trash. Am I a bad person?"
Steve G., you suck. We always give the evil eye to those customers that empty their whole life into our garbage cans. I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you only threw a tiny grocery bag away.
We usually get the people that fill up those Hefty trash bags and try to throw them away in our trash cans. I've seen people go as far as shoving them down as hard as they can into the cans so that they fit.
I'm waiting for someone to actually step into the garbage can to stomp down on their trash to make it fit.
If the trash cans are full (and they usually are on my shift because I don't do trash), people will leave their garbage on the ground next to the can.
One time I saw a girl cleaning out her car and setting a bunch of empty 6-packs of beer on the ground. She then came into the store to buy more beer and I told her to go pick those up and throw them in the garbage can. She gave me the evil drunk sneer, but did as she was told.
So, Steve G., you may not be a horrible person, but you will probably earn a crushed Twinkie the next time you buy one from your local cashier.
Until then, this landfill of smelly trash is just for you. Try shoving this in a garbage can.
Have a great day!