With the very nice (but slightly disturbing) February weather, I have been opening the windows and our fire escape door to get some fresh air into the apartment.
Even with the windows and doors closed, you can pretty much hear anything that is going on outside our apartment or on the sidewalk.
Yesterday, I heard a sustained rustling coming from the side of our apartment where the trash cans and recycling cart are kept.
So naturally, I went to our door and took a peek out. Our maintenance guy was moving trash from one garbage can to another, which I thought was kind of odd, but not that odd since he has been moving recyclables into the trash can for a number of weeks.
I stood, quietly watching to see what he was going to do next.
Of course, it was time to mess with the recycling bin! He proceeded to pull a bunch of cardboard boxes out of the blue cart and toss them on the ground, most likely destined for the trash can.
I could not take it anymore, so I nonchalantly opened the fire escape door and called down to him. Keep in mind this is the same maintenance guy I previously went out of my way to approach about his recycling thieving actions.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
He just looked up at me and didn’t really give a response. I explained again for the millionth time that the recyclables belong in the blue cart and for him to please put them back.
Then he proceeded to roll the cart out to the curb even though it was not recycling week…