Thankful For The Folks Who Do The Dirty Jobs

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

Today is Day 7 of Debbie Reynolds 's challenge of posting things we are thankful for in our lives.


Sometimes, it is the simple things in life that we take for granted when we should really take notice and be thankful.


I was thinking about the men and women who come by once a week with their stinky trucks to pick up our trash.  Where would be without them?  I know I wouldn't want to do their job.


They drive those huge trash trucks that must smell absolutely gross by the end of the day and faithfully come by to collect our discards.


I know there are rural parts of the country that do not have trash service.  For them, it is an endless chore of disposing of their waste.  Driving in the countryside, I frequently see these home owners burning their trash in a pit.  They probably are very good at separating organic waste from paper waste so they can handle it accordingly. 


The rest of us simply open the lid and toss it in.


To those folks who help keep our world clean - Thank You!



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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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We are lucky to have trash collections on two days each week in Kentlands. 

Nov 21, 2016 03:18 AM #1
Robin Street
The K Company - Centennial, CO

I agree with you completely, Belinda!  We sure do make alot of trash and I'm grateful that we don't all have to burn our own trash!  

Nov 21, 2016 03:43 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Belinda. This is great and I agree. Nice shout out too.

Nov 21, 2016 03:48 AM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have also thought how I appreciate those that do that job. They get up very early and pick ours up before 6 in the morning. When there is a holiday that falls on pick up day they work overtime the day after to do the pick up.

Nov 21, 2016 11:31 AM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Belinda, how funny, I remember growing up in CT and my father was working so hard in a factory and he kept saying I should get a job as a Trash collector... they only work from 4am-10am and they are done and make three times the money I do.... then he  said... never mind become a College Professor you will only work about 8 months out of the year.... to bad I did not listen to him:))Endre

Nov 21, 2016 03:38 PM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are so many jobs out there that I could never see myself being able to do, so I am always thankful that there are others willing to do them!

Nov 21, 2016 09:47 PM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

So often we take these people for granted and they do a nexessary job. Before we reward CEOs with our praise just think of what your neighborhood would be like or even you life without this essential service.

Nov 21, 2016 10:44 PM #7
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda -- this is a good reminder about a job that may otherwise go unappreciated.  These dirty jobs are important to our quality of life.   

Nov 21, 2016 11:50 PM #8
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