Thursday, May 10, 2012
Holy crap. They're back. After an absence of about six months, Tuesday saw the return of the trash-picking duo. I thought that their years of bottle collecting had garnered them enough money to allow them to return to wherever the fuck they came from.
As evidence that Tuesday was not a one-off event. You can seem them hard at work picking their goods in the lower photo.
Perhaps the return of the prodigal scum was the reason for last Saturday's party?
For the second consecutive Saturday, it was party night at the neighbors.
In the top photo you can see the preparations just getting underway. This was about 1PM. The music from the mob started being cranked up at around 3:30. The party was still going strong when I called the police at 9:30 that evening. As it turned out, someone else had already filed a complaint and a "car is on the way". Usually, I take statement like that from the police with a grain of salt. But - lo and behold - about ten minutes later a car must've arrived because quite suddenly the music and backyard floodlights were turned off and the crowd went inside and closed the door!!! And, as you can see from the bottom photo, these folks just love leaving their door wide open. Guess they must like bugs.
Monday, August 1, 2011
It's lunchtime and one of the "adults" and some kids from the first floor have come home to eat. Of course they need some music playing loud from their SUV to help them chew and digest while they ingest indoors.
Since the music is so loud, the kids are now "conversing" with one another at such a volume level that they can be heard over the thumping sludge that they're listening to.
That's Papa picker walking by the side of the vehicle. He's heading to the back to add his special touch the the cacophony.
At least it's now August. Only four more months of this shit to put up with!
About half an hour ago the din began again. Bags of glass bottles were poured out, plastic ones crimped and cans are being crushed. The damned noise is so loud that even with the windows closed and air conditioner and fan on it is louder than the TV or DVD. You can't concentrate well enough to read. And the noise makes sitting in the backyard intolerable.. Quite frankly, these morons make it disruptive to doing damned near anything.
I've been patient this summer because things seemed to have quieted down (Mama picker wasn't out scavenging all the time). But now that they seem to once again be going it it full steam, I'm looking for solutions (short of hitting them over the head with their own bottles). I've contacted various city agencies (sanitation, health and police) and all of them are unwilling to help ("we see nothing"). Ideas, please!!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Is this an abandoned shopping cart I see?? No, it isn't. It's about 8 PM on a Friday night which means that tomorrow is recycling collection day. Mama trash picker knows that her neighbors pails are full with plastic, glass and metal gold. She has just left her cart on the corner while she prowls through alleyways (also known as trespassing) sifting for treasure. Gotta get all that good stuff before the city can beat her to it.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
After a relatively quiet month or so, it appears that these poodle-heads are picking up steam again. This is at least the third load of crap that they've brought in today. Any wonder why we find it impossible to sit in our backyard and simply enjoy a quiet afternoon? That's right, with this pair, there is no such thing!
It's 6:30 am on a Monday morning and look what we have: two carts loaded up and ready to be redeemed. What time do you think these morons up to sort out this crap???
Keep in mind that it generally takes these idiots about two hours sort through their collected crap. You do the math. How would you like to have to hear these shit-for-brains at that hour??
Friday, June 24, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
It's a lovely Saturday afternoon today. And what better way to relax than by sorting through the garbage you've picked?
Again, notice that they do do this crap as far away from their house as possible. "No mice", my ass!
By the way: I wonder what's rolled up in that plastic covered rug?
Friday, June 3, 2011
It's 8 O'clock on a lovely Friday evening in June. And here he is: dragging in the second (or is that the third?) load of crap for the day. You might think that all of this garbage picking would have made him tired. But you'd be wrong! He still has plenty of energy left to do at least a preliminary sorting of this round's collection. Wonder how late he'll stay out there 'til this time?
By the way: notice how this junk is stored as far away from the house as possible? Also, that three of the four trash pails alongside the house have no lids? And, the one pail that does is overflowing so that the lid is useless?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
You say that "if you've seen one cart full of crap, you've seen them all"? True. But, with the day to day visual changes that spring brings, it's easiest now to see that these are, indeed, new pictures each post and not from a stockpile. This shot is from just a few minutes ago.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Well, the recycling business is back to being a seven-day affair. Saw a deposit being made on Mother's Day morning at 7:50 AM, but the sorting had to wait until yesterday so that a BBQ could be held.
Last night, there was either a quick midnight drop-off or some fuzzy critter(s) were going through what was already there.
The above picture is of a load that was just delivered. The clanking bottle sorting has begun!
Keeping the window closed only blocks out a portino of the din (as does the radio or fan).
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Forget what the calendar says. Spring has finally arrived. Yesterday (top picture) saw the first shopping cart filled with recyclables ready to be redeemed. Since it was the first one of the season, the load a a bit smaller. Spring training, you know.
Today, the business is back to a more normal level.
But, what's this I see? A new helper? He looks young and healthy enough to bring in BIG loads of crap. Ah, spring! Can the stench, rodents and flies that this garbage attracts be far behind?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Late Monday morning there looked to be someone from the city finally inspecting the property. Rather than the bags of crap in the rear, he seemed to be focused upon some scrap wood which was alongside the house.
Within 15 minutes of the guy leaving they were back out in back futzing around.
But, I was optimistic because yesterday the space where they usually stored their junk was clear!! And, it remained so through the daylight hours.
Sadly, that was very short-lived. I woke this morning to find their yard filled once again with bag upon bag of crap. What the hell did they do? Hide this stuff in their house???
Clearly, these slobs have absolutely no intention altering their behavior for anyone.
So, today, it's back to business as usual.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I know that the image is a bit blurry, but don't those cans look pretty glistening in the late afternoon sun?
Here's one from 6 PM as the sun's gone behind some clouds again. The pickers have just gone in now, so those bags will remain out there tonight attracting rodents until the whole process resumes again in the AM (if not later this evening).
Just when you think that this nonsense is winding down for the season, these asses are kicking it back up into high gear. They've been at this bullshit today since before 8 AM.
The above two photos were taken at about 5 PM.
With the cooler weather, we've seen this trash draw in increased rodent activity so it's well past time to give us all a f&^*%in# break and put an end to this already!!!!!!!