Weekend Threesome – 9/5/21

There are some weeks when I have to dig deep to fill out this feature, and then there are weeks like this past one where my mental list is already full by Monday… and then more stuff keeps happening!  Well, this the Threesome, not the Weekend Orgy, so we’ll have to leave some stuff for a rainy week…

Last Saturday I got what I thought was an odd email from “Republic Services” with the subject line “Changes To Your Waste Services.”  I figured it had to be spam, but no…

The only way to protect our big blue planet is to load that trash up on a rocket to Uranus.

Apparently my city has decided to switch trash service with pretty much zero notice.  The change must have immediately went into effect, because by the time I got home from work Monday morning, all the toters in my neighborhood were already empty.  The earliest Waste Management ever got to picking up trash was late morning.  Plus, Republic must be really trying to make a good first impression, because the bins were all perfectly put back in place after being emptied with the lid laying to the back…. as opposed to WM just chucking the cans aside where they might not even be left right side up or even out of the street.

Better get the good stuff out earlier than usual, mutt.

Remember Barbie flashing the goods last week?

Silicone parts are made for toys…

Apparently she was out there not because she was trashy, but because she was actual trash.  Sunday night while heading to work, I noticed she was now STANDING next to the garbage bin that had been rolled to the curb for pickup… and was even posed with one hand leaning onto the bin while the other was folded at her side, like she was a hooker waiting to be picked up.  To show you what kind of life I have, all night long I was stupidly excited about getting what would be the photo of the year once I got home in the morning!

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But…….. yeah, see above.  Thanks Republic Services for picking the worst possible week to take over!  Barbie’s dream house is now the local landfill…

While partaking of my last potty break before leaving for work Monday night, I noticed something odd next to my comb on the bathroom sink.  Once I got over the shock of what it was, I naturally ran for my camera…. which totally failed to get an in-focus picture of it.

It’s…. a……. blob?

You can make out a little better what it’s supposed to be if I shrink the image down…

Ribbit!

It’s a frog!  Or actually, probably a toad.  Either way…. how the hell did it get on my sink?  I guess it made its way up the sink drain…. which is better than getting a surprise while on the toilet.  Having handled a lot of these things (and not very humanely) when I was a kid, I knew if I picked it up it would piss all over me.  So I grabbed a paper towel and managed to hold onto him until I could get him out the front door.

Sorry buddy, but I have a cat to take care of any mice that show up.

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12 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 9/5/21

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Now that is strange to find a frog in there from out of nowhere. I don’t mind frogs, but wouldn’t want to be surprised like that! We did used to get lizards in our bathroom once in awhile at one place we lived. I hate it when their tails fall off and wiggle around.
    Happy Sunday! 🙂

  2. Yikes! I’ve heard of “Toad In The Hole” but “Road By The Sink” is a new one. New trash service huh? Ours changed recently too and the new trucks have a gadget that picks up the trash receptacle (no longer a can) and dumps it out into the truck then replaces the receptacle NEATLY on the street. They’re lined up like little soldiers up and down our street after they’ve been emptied. Much better than the random “dump and toss” method when PEOPLE emptied them into the truck. Progress! Gotta love it!

    Pam

    • I think our old service had that robotic pickup thingie too…. but someone had to manually load and unload it… and unloading apparently meant just tossing the tote aside and moving on to the next house. One of my cans actually has dents and scrapes from something running into it… probably their truck!

  3. Kismet says:

    Republic is terrible here. We decided to switch to Wast Management and are happy we did. Getting out of Republic was a chore. When going to blast them on Yelp, it seemed like everyone else was dissing them also. We are much happier with Waste Management.

  4. draliman says:

    My council started a tender service to change rubbish collection companies a couple of years ago. After much umming and ahhing they decided they couldn’t afford any of them. Then along came COVID, which gave them a handy excuse for delaying the whole thing…

  5. I thought the first picture looked like a toad, but I was ‘No, how could an actual toad get up someone’s drain”…frogs and toads don’t scare me, but I sure wouldn’t want one seated on my sink. 😮😯😖 Did it have a mouse in it’s gob? Maybe it chased one up the drain pipe….and now I’m just giving myself nightmares…lordie. The most I’ve ever found in the sink or tub are spiders and those horrid things are bad enough. The other kinds of wildlife can stay the %$# outside thanks. I’m sorry topless Barbie got sent to the dump, and it begs the question of why whomever was throwing that odd thing away didn’t put it IN the bin in the first place. Maybe the squirrels hired her to mess with your head a little bit? 😆 The whole “toss the bins willy nilly’ is probably why your city hired a new service. We have the same ‘mandate’ in place…the city leaders hire whoever they want. Lately I’ve begun to wonder if all that is just a sneaky way for the ‘leaders’ to vote themselves another substantial pay rise…

  6. I found frog in my kitchen a few years ago. I also found a scorpion in my upstairs bathroom. And last week found a lizard on my kitchen table who’d hitchhiked in a box I’d had out in the side yard.

    Needless to say I feel like Halloween is already here after this post. I don’t like rats but Aghhhhhhhhh. Nobody wants to be eaten by a giant frog, or find cold dead Barbie. At least we know Barbie will be back. Barbie always comes through everything. That vampire bitch can do anything, even come back from the dead.

  7. I’m sure if you give Republic half a chance they’ll ‘reward’ you with some sort of irritation (i.e. busted up bin, squashed on the roadside, etc.). Call me just a sunny optimist. 🌞

  8. Mer O'Leary says:

    I would’ve shat my pantaloons if I saw a frog or any reptile on my bathroom sink.

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