[personal profile] kyra_ojosverdes
Dear Miss Manners,

I'm a little unclear on the proper etiquette for a particular situation. This morning as I was carrying my lawn & leaf bag full of household refuse to the dumpster, I met a man standing next to the same dumpster. As I smiled and wished him a good morning, he grabbed the sides of the dumpster, boosted himself up, and hopped inside. Thinking it rude to throw trash into a dumpster which is currently occupied by a person (and, as a sidenote, being impressed by his athletic ability), I asked if he'd mind if I let my bag of trash on the flat surface directly next to the dumpster. He glanced at me briefly and continued opening bags of trash. I wished him a good day and left my bag next to the dumpster, thinking fondly of my shredding machine.

I do wish this had been covered in the text, as such surprises on the test are somewhat unsettling.


Date: 2007-04-03 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nephthys510.livejournal.com
They covered none of the important stuff.

If they published errata and addenda, it would take up the entire internet.


That's what the internet IS.


Date: 2007-04-03 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-birchwood.livejournal.com
I think that this is under the Chapter called Improvisations.

I think that you improvised just fine!

Date: 2007-04-03 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xiphias.livejournal.com
You say, "Thank you!" and hand him your bag. I mean, obviously, he is gallantly hopping into the dumpster to help you get your trash in there, right?

Date: 2007-04-03 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasheesty.livejournal.com
I wonder if he's still in there?

Date: 2007-04-03 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kyra-ojosverdes.livejournal.com
He was very nimble and seemed quite purposeful... and the dumpster was mostly empty, so it probably didn't take him long to search through for whatever he was wanting.

But now I totally have to check in the morning or will be wondering! :-D

Date: 2007-04-03 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasheesty.livejournal.com
Maybe he swings by on a sort of schedule......

then you could (if you were so inclined)put interesting things into your bag(s) and bring them to see what kinds of stuff he's into....

I really shouldn't ponder sociological experiments late at night when I'm tired *blush*

Date: 2007-04-03 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenderhooligan.livejournal.com
That is nothing short of hilarious!



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