Someone Examines Trash (2006-04-18)garbage workers the past few months. The most recent one was reported by The Mainichi Daily News on April 13th which says "Police have returned 5 million yen to a 35-year-old man after he hid it in a garbage bag at home and it was thrown out at a trash disposal area". The story goes that the man's wife didn't realize her husband has hidden the money in a garbage bag and threw it away when she thought she was just tossing out trash.
I'm glad the story has a happy ending in that the money was returned
to its rightful owner despite three other lowlifes who also claimed
they threw away a trash bag full of money at exactly the same garbage
collection point after the story broke on the news. But my query
and concern on the story is WHO'S BEEN OPENING TRASH BAGS TO LOOK AT
CONTENT? (And: What kind of people stash rolls
of cash in garbage bags and then throw them out by mistake?). If
garbage bags go straight to the incinerator without
being "examined", how on earth is cash ever being found in them?
If examing trash is part of the job description of garbage workers
here, then I have nothng but respect for them. Not only do they
have to pick up smelly trash
to hurl it into the equally smelly garbage trucks, and meanwhile
breaking their backs doing so if the bags weigh a ton, they have to
OPEN the bags to look at the inside? Can you
imagine opening a bag and be attacked by the stench of rotten food and
used female products?
It will not be safe to open our garbage bags. The fetor from Daifoo's poo and pee litter can knock people dead.
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