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People get really heated about their garbage

This is back when I worked for a trash hauler. We got a lot of calls from people upset because their trash hadn’t been picked up. Most of the time it was because they owed us money or they didn’t get their trash out on time, but if it was neither we would make attempts to pick it up again. This wasn’t one of those cases.

This guy is yelling at me to come pick up his trash. He was behind on his bill but he JUST paid it a few minutes ago, so yay that’s great he’s paid up now, but we’re not going to make a return trip just because he didn’t pay his bill until he noticed his trash wasn’t being picked up. Return trips cost the company between $50 – $100, so because it was his fault in the first place, he was going to have to pay the $75 return trip fee, or wait until next week.

Customer: I AM NOT GOING TO PAY EXTRA TO HAVE MY TRASH PICKED UP. I ALREADY GAVE YOU YOUR GODDAMN MONEY. AND IT’S THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER, I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE STINKING GARBAGE SIT HERE FOR A WEEK.

Me: I’m very sorry for this, sir, but I wouldn’t be able to send the driver back out for you.

Customer: Yes, you will, or I’ll dump it in the parking lot in front of your office. How would you like that?

Me: (unphased because I’m not even in the same state) Sir, I don’t recommend it, because that would be a felony and we have cameras.

Then he asked for a supervisor, who also wouldn’t authorize the pickup. I wonder if he ever followed through.

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