Tuesday morning is trash day morning in my neighborhood. And when you're out walking for 8 miles (or more, if you're doing a long training walk midweek), you pass a lot of trash cans. It's not about what gets put into them so much, I mean we all throw trash away and know what's in there. But it's how that trash is put in there that really makes trash day one of the worst days ever for a training walk.
People, I've noticed, bag their kitchen trash; they bag their yard waste, if they throw it out with their trash. The stuff from their home office, their bathrooms, that's all bagged most of the time - and most of the stuff that isn't bagged doesn't smell.
But it's the dog owners that DON'T bag everything, if you know what I mean. I don't own a dog; but I've seen a neighbor prior to trash day just shovel it into the can on its way to the curb. Apparently, most dog owners do the same thing. Because when you're walking by these trash cans - at a leisurely pace - and there are a lot of dog owners in the neighborhood - it stinks. Good grief, does it stink. Even when the garbage truck has come by, and the trash cans are "empty" - the stench (as if having stepped in one of those lovely presents some dog owners leave for Breast Cancer Training Walkers around the rest of the sidewalk) is crazy.
It's just an observation. But I think I'll change my longer midweek walks to a day when the trash cans aren't at the curb.