Three and a quarter tons

The garbage haulers finally got around to picking up that big dumpster I filled in last month’s paying gig. They weigh it on a truck scale before dumping it, since the renters are charged for content by the ton, so I now know that that big dumpster contained 3.26 tons of garbage when I left it.
That works out to something a bit over 25 pounds for every dollar they paid me. Which I gathered in widely-scattered locations over 40 acres. No wonder they were so happy with me.

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3 Responses to Three and a quarter tons

  1. MJR says:

    I just took a look at the math and ya I can see why they were happy too. That’s not a great return on time and fuel investment for you. But on the plus side it was straight cash and that’s a good thing.

  2. Ben says:

    And you weren’t even counting the wood that you dragged home. They not only got that cleaned out of their yard, you saved them the dumping fee.

  3. Joel says:

    Say, you’re right!

    If I could have separated out the time I spent collecting that wood, I might have felt a little bad about charging them for it. But I couldn’t, so I don’t. 🙂

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