The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 September 2005

Don't ask

Once a month the city picks up Big Junk from curbside, and in my neighborhood this happens on the first Wednesday of the month, which means that all manner of urban and/or suburban detritus is stacked up in people's yards awaiting disposal.

Usually I don't pay much attention to it, but this morning, someone had, not one, but two toilets, tank and bowl, sitting by the curb. Now there's nothing particularly unusual about having a pair of stools — a bath and a half was the norm for houses one size class larger than mine, even 60 years ago — but I shudder to think what would require that both be replaced at once. And if it's simply a matter of redecorating, well, I wish I had that kind of, you should pardon the expression, cash flow.

Posted at 7:06 AM to City Scene


You didn't grab them & sell them on ebay? If they are 'big-flow' toliets they go for a lotta bucks out in CA. Shipping is a killer but some folks can afford to flush $$ down the crapper.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 1:04 PM on 7 September 2005

I was gonna say the same exact thing. Those things are in HUGE demand.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 4:50 PM on 7 September 2005

Well, somebody got to them today: whether it was the city truck or someone with the same bright idea, I couldn't tell you.

On the other hand, they didn't pick up a treadmill that was left on my block. Size restrictions, I guess.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:07 PM on 7 September 2005

Well, who'd want a durn treadmill?

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 9:32 PM on 7 September 2005