My tolerance is down. I just don’t know how I ever got the idea that things should be a certain way. I’m wondering if I should give up driving for a while, since I’m of late becoming so irritated with red lights and slow traffic and every single car that doesn’t defer to mine. Either that or I become distracted by interesting or pretty things I’m passing and drift up onto the side-walk, ruining my tyres and terrorising non-existent (thank goodness) pedestrians. This wouldn’t be an issue were I on buses and trains.
Oh look, there’s the council truck! Hooray, it’s kerbside collection day. I’m unsure how often it happens, maybe once every year. The council brings these giant trucks around to take large unwanted items.. furniture, timber, mattresses… that you just pile up out the front of your house. Well you know we’re renovating, and even though we hired a skip a month ago to take most of it (now I know roughly how much 12 tons is), we still had some house parts left over; a laundry trough, some wall pieces, door frames, a large window we replaced. These are the things we put on the kerb.
There are a silly number of people who drive around in their own trucks, prior to council day, rummaging through peoples’ piles, looking for redeemables. It’s always made me feel a bit pleased, since it means those things they take are being recycled. Only yesterday… ugh! When I arrived home I noticed they’d taken our window frame, but had first smashed out the glass… all over our nature strip. They’d taken the biggest shards, say the length of your arm, and hidden it under some cardboard. O how mad I got! It struck me as so dangerous, and meant the council workers wouldn’t touch our pile of stuff, of course, for safety reasons. Now I glare at everyone in a truck who does one of those slow drive bys meaning they’re scoping out my pile. I want to run out there with a rake to chase them off. Animals.
Sigh. I guess I’ll go prepare the bedroom for painting. You know… the higher being who’s controlling my sim gives me far too much license to waste time.