My wife and I spent the better part of last week doing some 'spring cleaning' which resulted in a dozen or so garbage bags of items and trash. Given trash comes today, we took the bags out an hour or two before it was due to be collected.
Here in Chile, it's not uncommon for people to come by and look for items they might be able to use. There's certainly no issue with that, if we are throwing it away, by all means anything someone else to use is great.
However, today, the two people who came to look through our trash bags decided to leave items left all over the place and didn't bother to put it back in the trash.
Garbage collection will only pick up things that are in a trash bag, so this means that after they come to collect trash, we'll need to spend a good 10-15 minutes cleaning the mess up.
Of course, this is small frustration in the grand scheme of things, but I felt like ranting.
Speaking of which, ranting often gets a bad rap. Don't complain they say.
But in my experience, ranting is incredibly powerful, but only if you do it the right way.
After writing this, I'll do my best to understand that maybe what they did was shitty. Maybe they shouldn't leave trash all over our yard for us to clean up. But I also realize, going through someones trash to find items you can sell probably isn't the best gig in the world. Additionally, given the affects of Corona, I know that maybe they are in a tight spot.
Ranting is okay, as long as after you're done you let those negative emotions go. Every time you rant think of it as getting rid of some of your emotional trash. Once the trash is picked up, you should never think about it again.
Happy trash collection day.