2010年9月3日金曜日

such a pity

Sunday morning 7:00am we have PTA recyclable collection. This is a big deal. We collect the large sake bottles, beer bottles, newspapers and cardboard. People around here often have very big sheds. Sometimes more than one of them. And they want to support the school fundraising so they keep a year's worth of paper and glass and then haul it all out to their kerb for us to collect in an army of k-trucks and schlep down to town hall where it will be sorted into different piles and finally taken away by the people from the recycling centre. Getting everything to town hall is a bit of a drama as it takes a while to sort bottles into their separate piles etc etc and you end up with amazing k-truck only traffic jams approaching city hall form both directions- and that's even with staggered drop off times by neighbourhood. It should be all finished and wrapped up by 10:00....

So yeah, I m really looking forward to giving up my Sunday morning to do that.

And then tonight the PTA deputy head in charge of recycling and roadside cleaning (yup, that's an office) dropped in to say projections suggest we will have a bumper year for recyclables (I didn't ask but I really want to know how they gauge that? Snoop in people's sheds?) and they need more k-trucks and could I bring ours?

Nope, sure can't.

Total bummer but the truck is a manual and I have an automatic license.

Lots of teeth sucking and what shall we do?ing later and she hesitantly asked

"How about your husband....?"

K? K has a manual licence....

And so with much bowing and fake traumatised voice pleading PTA deputy head in charge of recycling and roadside cleaning garnered K's support and participation on Sunday. (Bit miffed actually. Noone sucked up to me big time when it was me they thought was coming...)

Unfortunately Amy is too young to come along- she's not covered by PTA insurance lest a stray Sunday supplement took her out, and therefore someone has to stay home with her.

Guess that would be me.

Such a pity.

I was so looking forward to it and all...

7 件のコメント:

Vicky さんのコメント...

Oh dear, such a pity! Try not to suffer too much as you relax with Amy!

jojoebi さんのコメント...

ohhh too bad!

Gina さんのコメント...

Enjoy your Sunday. ; )

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

how unfortunate for you. What a spot of good luck you never got your manual license.

Helen さんのコメント...

Darn! I can just feel how sad you are about the whole thing. :-)

Rachel さんのコメント...

Lucky you! We leapt out of bed this morning to go clean the beach. K only told me about it last night as I was going to sleep, totally destroying my dreams of a lovely Sunday sleep-in. At least he's PTA VP so he was there too, sweating away making announcements.

achan さんのコメント...

:) Every cloud has it's silver lining!!
Ours is a daddy's job kind of deal! Suits me to a T!