Oh, well. It promised to be a nice day, good weather and am feeling a bit better since the shitty feelings I had yesterday. So I get in my car, want to drive out of the garage and poof!
Yes, this is what a garbage truck looks like in the Netherlands. And yes, yo pick up the container containing the garbage, it has to go backwards in the street that leads to my garage door. The crane on top will pick up the container, empty it in the back-end and then put the container back in its hole in the ground.
And to do so, the driver has to step out of the vehicle to keep an eye out on the whole thing. And every day this goes well and tales about 30 seconds or less.
Not today As I am writing this, it’s still parked in front of the exit of my garage. A few other cars are actually blocking me from taking an “off-road” route around it. So I have to sit down and wait for it to be removed somehow.
Why? Because today, the driver had a copilot whom she was explaining how it all works. And when she got out of the truck, he too got out of the truck. And if only one of them had remembered to take the key with them, they would have been gone in 60 seconds.
Funny, isn’t it, that when you forget your key in your car, the door will always lock itself magically, leaving you standing outside, desperate to get inside again…
Oh, well. Shit happens. I went back inside my house, took a cup of coffee, took this interesting picture and started to work at home. At least one of us can still do something useful while being locked up here…