I have a once-a-year chance coming up.
In my kitchen is a six-pack of beer of a brand that I don’t normally drink. I think someone left it after the last party. I’d rather not take it to somebody else’s party, as I’d feel duty-bound to drink it, and like I say, I normally don’t.
Then I read an article about Christmas gifts left for posties and garbos and paper boys and so on.
Have times changed so much that it is inconceivable you would leave cash in an envelope addressed to the “paper boy” under the doormat, or bottles of beer for the garbo on the nature strip beside the rubbish bin?
A few people still leave beer out. It is taken back to the depot and divided between about 20 workers, he said.
If perhaps a little insensitive to tee-totalling or alcoholic garbos. Hopefully there are none at my local depot.
PS 9:30pm. Oh no! Dilemma! I’ve just noticed they have a “best by” date of last April!
3:15pm Friday. I put it out anyway. And it’s gone. The main rubbish bin and paper recycle bin were no less chaotically situated than usual, so I assume such gifts don’t necessarily buy you any favour.