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Ugh, I heard a story on the radio this morning about a horrible idea called "Curb Day." You know how everyone leaves free furniture on the sidewalk for the taking? The idea is that if everyone does it on the same day, it will be like one giant yard sale. I think this is terrible because rarely does anything GOOD get left on the curb. They might as well call it "stuff I'm too lazy/cheap to haul to the dump" day because that's all it is, couched in some kind of phony free-gan recycling ethos. Take the turquoise pleather sofa outside my apartment building that is getting progressively dirtier and more ripped with each week. Today I noticed someone dumped their half-full cup of coffee on it too. Not to your liking? There's a floral number on the next block over, covered in a layer of trash. I appreciate that the person who dumped their mattress on Bellevue a few months ago wrapped it in plastic and wrote DO NOT USE-BUGS!!!! all over it but if you are going to go to that trouble, how about properly disposing of your mangy mattress instead of letting your bedbugs free on the rest of us? Seattle doesn't have any kind of large trash pickup day, as far as I know, and furniture that gets dumped in the alley or on the sidewalk can and will often just sit there for months and months. It really pisses me off.

That's all. I am leaving tomorrow! I had a lovely Pho lunch with Joe and now I need to do my laundry.

Date: 2009-05-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graphxgrrl.livejournal.com
They did a curb day in Sacramento when I lived there, if I recall correctly it was a different weekend in each specific neighborhood and the city did come and pick everything up directly afterwards. There were some gems to find.

Seattle is so inept at picking up normal trash on a regular basis, I agree with you that here it would only end badly.

Date: 2009-05-15 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squiggle.livejournal.com
that is a bad idea. we currently have an old leather chair without a cushion outside our building. and today there is a dirty sock on it. nice.

have a great time in europe oh la la!

Date: 2009-05-16 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lele.livejournal.com
you're leaving tomorrow already?! have a great time, maggie!!!

Date: 2009-05-16 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcasm-queen.livejournal.com
Isn't that what bulky item pick up day is anyway?

Date: 2009-05-16 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moomily.livejournal.com
Have fun! Buy me a present.

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