Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    I have a hard time convincing some people that the can has to stay on the property. On the edge of the driveway, or the edge of the yard. NOT IN THE STREET, or in the gutter. Not even just a bit.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    Besides, it might run over my mind down there.

  3. Gizmo Cat

    Gizmo Cat said, almost 4 years ago

    Here it has to be placed on the street, or they won’t empty it…

  4. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    When I first moved to Okinawa, it took me weeks to figure out the proper trash strategy. I’ve done recycling on mainland Japan and in Germany, but Okinawa is very different. Some days you have to use the trash bag with your city’s name on it (and you can’t buy a trash bag from another town or they won’t pick it up), with the correct trash inside. Otherwise, they will either leave the whole bag behind, with a note in English telling you what you had in there that was wrong, or taking part and leaving the wrong stuff behind.

  5. Tony

    Tony said, almost 4 years ago

    There is no limit how far people will go to exercise control over others. We haul our trash to the transfer depot. An attendant stalked around barking orders when it first opened. He was gone the next week. :-)

  6. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, almost 4 years ago

    The truck can’t grab and empty can if it is facing in the wrong direction. Due to buget cutting, city no longer employs an extra person to do that.

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 4 years ago

    How’s that attitude workin’ out for ya Arlo?

  8. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    In our town if you put the can in your yard at the edge of the curb they will pick it up and everything is OK, but if you put it on the street in the gutter then they usually dump a good bit of it in the street or just drop the can wherever and if it get crushed or broken, then OH WELL.

  9. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, almost 4 years ago

    Funny I just put it in a box all taped up like I got a UPS delivery and it is gone the next day…

  10. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago


    One man’s trash is another man being p.o.’d at you.

  11. OMichiko

    OMichiko said, almost 4 years ago

    The rule in our neighborhood is exactly opposite to the instruction imprinted on the Trash, Green Waste & Recycling Containers. The reason is the local trash company does not have the automated lifters that the instructions are for, rather its all a manual lifting process by the collection personnel .

  12. Mary McDaniel

    Mary McDaniel said, almost 4 years ago

    Our trash runs every Tuesday. The same rules apply as to where and how to place the cans. Our recycle runs the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. This all seems easy enough. Well, when the recycle didn’t run Jan. 8th. 2013, we called to ask why. The reason given was that because the 1st Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2013 did not come after the first Monday of the month. Therefore: it will run the 3rd Tuesday. I still don’t know if it is going to run on the 4th or 5th Tuesday next. How political red tape, is that??

  13. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mary McDaniel

    …yes, our city just got into these things in the last 6 months, for ‘fiscally responsible’ reasons…ie, though our taxes are already supposed to pay for garbage pickup, (and have been for years) we now have this new system, and have to pay $50 more a year on our water bills to pay for it. Of course, you only get a water bill if you are a homeowner, not a renter, so charges are unevenly applied. Funny, the politicians are willing to be fiscally responsible when it inconveniences the faceless masses, but not in their own offices; the city bureaucracy has been out of control here for awhile.
    Rant over…

  14. woodrowfan

    woodrowfan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    if I don’t put my can on the curb, then someone will park in the street in front of it so the garbage-men can’t reach it! And they don;t seem to care which way it faces, but I still put it handle-out…

  15. barryj35967

    barryj35967 said, almost 4 years ago

    There is no lower form of life than the government employee. NEVER forget and call them government workers. I have yet to see any do actual work.

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