November 5, 2003

Lawn Refuse Mystery

The other day I raked the yard and made a few large piles of leaves. We only had two recyclable lawn refuse bags, so I shoved as many of the leaves in them as I could (standing on the leaves to compact them). I filled both bags easily, plus a barrel. And there are still a lot of leaves left over. The bags and barrel were left on the curb for the yard waste folks to pick up.

Yesterday, as I was pulling out of the driveway, I noticed that the lawn waste bags were gone, but the barrel was still full. I thought perhaps the yard waste puckup had rejected emptying the barrel for some unknown reason, but had picked up the bags.

However, they hadn't come by. When Maggie called me later, she told me that everyone else on the street still had yard waste out. My two quite-filled leaf bags were missing. They were heavy enough that the wind shouldn't have affected them much. We looked down the street to see if they had rolled away... the bags are nowhere in sight. They are gone... leaves and all. There is no pile of compacted leaves near where the bags were.

Why would someone take two, somewhat heavy, leaf-filled yard waste bags? Seriously? What happened to them?

Posted by James at November 5, 2003 8:16 AM
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Maybe someone in your neighborhood wanted the leaves to cover gardens for the winter.

If that's the case, he or she should have asked. It's just creepy to take someone's yard waste. Yes, if it's by the curb, it's fair game, but asking is always nice.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 5, 2003 11:07 AM

It's possible, but... who has a shortage of leaves this time of year? They're frickin' everywhere. Or, why my leaves?

Still that is a plausible explanation. At least, more plausible than anything else I can think of.

Posted by: James at November 5, 2003 12:11 PM

Uh oh. You caught me. It's all part of my diabolical plan.

I'll let you know what it is as soon as I figure it out myself.

But it definately involves leaves. Specifically leaves from your lawn. Hahahahahahaha!!! Like the ten metric tons of leaves on my own lawn weren't good enough.

Posted by: Bob at November 5, 2003 12:24 PM

Uh oh. You caught me. It's all part of my diabolical plan.

I'll let you know what it is as soon as I figure it out myself.

But it definately involves leaves. Specifically leaves from your lawn. Hahahahahahaha!!! Like the ten metric tons of leaves on my own lawn weren't good enough.

Posted by: Bob at November 5, 2003 12:24 PM

Leaves look innocent. That's why they're so effective in an evil plan.

Posted by: James at November 5, 2003 1:08 PM

Maybe somebody who doesn't like you is going to dump the leaves back on your lawn in another week.

Posted by: Mike at November 5, 2003 5:04 PM

Heh, Mike. That's kinda funny! Especially if they wait until February.

Posted by: James at November 5, 2003 5:10 PM

Damn! We've been outed!

Posted by: Patti M. at November 6, 2003 9:31 AM

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