Apologizing for the unnecessary

From the DPW Facebook Page:

UPDATE: DPW&P will begin collecting leaves in the Friday Trash Collection area on Friday November 12th. We understand that we are 2 days ahead of schedule and this is due to lack of material in the Burncoat St./ Greendale area. We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.

As Tracy noted, we’ve got a city department apologizing for being ahead of schedule. 

Those of us who are on the tail end of the collection schedule (that is, those of us who have Thursday trash pickup and whose neighbors have had leaves piled on either side of an already-narrow street for weeks and weeks) appreciate any change in the schedule that benefits us.

(One might also wonder whether “lack of material in the Burncoat St./ Greendale area” is a euphemism for, well, this.  That is, of course, the more upsetting part of this update.)

(Image: Fallen Leaves of Autumn, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 image from capn madd matt’s photostream.)

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