This has to be the worst week to be a Garbageman. Last week July Fourth landed in it, throwing off the schedule for many residents. Since we are all creatures of habit, this means many people forgot to put out the trash for collection on the right day. Plus many people take a family vacation round this time to take advantage of the holiday pay for Independence Day.
That means on each garbage truck driver's route this week, there will be plenty of overflowing trash cans with an extra week's worth of trash that has been fermenting in the July heat. Maybe next week you should give your route driver a plate of cookies or a gift certificate to buy him lunch.