Circular ReasoningPosted: February 4, 2012
Trashman found these last Sunday just lying around. And for him, that’s a No No. He has his standards, and he has his rules–especially for circulars, which are one of the nation’s most pervasive forms of litter. Rule Number One: Circulars that are thrown on the lawn and in driveways on Saturday must be picked up before 12pm on Sunday. Otherwise, they’re offically garbage. Rule Number Two: Unclaimed circulars are fair game after the deadline. For Trashman, it’s a mini hunting season every weekend. At High Noon, he’s off like a shot.
Trashman and I enjoy our Sunday strolls in the neighborhood, doing our thing by gathering up the circular leftovers. Mentally, we give Thumbs Up to those conscientious citizens who have removed the offending debris on time, and big fat Thumbs Down to those who fail the Good Neighbor test.
Our town may soon have a law banning circulars, but it’s a tricky issue what with free speech and freedom of the press. Trashman hates circulars because he hates what happens to them. He’s not for bans in general, and thinks the best solution is to continue doing what he does best: picking up the trash.