Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Garbage, Take Five

I've been doing pretty darned okay with my "neighbor's garbage can" anxiety, even including the fact that they chose this week to throw out their old toilet seat, right there on the very top of the can, where I get to see it every day.

Then yesterday, I had a brilliant idea (/sarcasm)! I have extra room in my can, I would throw one of their extra bags into mine. It might have worked great, had I not been so anxious about grabbing the bag that I went over there when they were clearly home and active in a part of the house where they might see me. Duh, me. I'm standing in the driveway when the door opens and someone comes out to get wood for the fireplace. "Uh, say I, my cat headed that way and I was uh, looking for him. Hope I didn't scare you." Geez. (at least I do have a cat. :) )

Not five minutes later they all went out for the evening. Then I went back and grabbed the garbage. Of course now if they notice, they'll probably assume it was me and wonder why I'm stealing their garbage.


  1. LOL.....I would love to see their faces if/when they notice their garbage is missing. Of course, you could always try to blame it on the cat. ; )

  2. LOL. Isn't it fun(ny) what OCD makes us do sometimes? I'm sure there's many times that people think "wow - she's acting weird". If they only knew.

  3. This is probably one of the funniest posts I've read in a while. It's so funny to me because I can totally relate to having to make something up to excuse OCD behavior. I've come to the conclusion that OCD'ers are a very creative bunch.

  4. LOL, that's funny, getting caught stealing other's garbage. I'd have made up a story too...only i don't have a cat or even a gerbil to blame it on.

    You are braver than i am. Taking someone else's garbage to put with mine would mean another shower for me, unless i did it at the same time as i was putting out my garbage.