Saturday, 16 January 2016
"Shake Your Leg Friday!"
At my bus stop yesterday morning, I encountered a bin man/garbage remover singing as he was cleaning up trash and emptying bins. When he arrived at my bus stop, he stopped his singing, greeted me, said “Shake Your Leg Friday!” and asked how I was. I said I was well and hoped he was, too. Once he had finished emptying the bin near my stop, he wished me a good day, which I reciprocated; he said thanks and then resumed his singing.
Someone waiting near my stop with me was equally amused by the bin man’s good cheer but we agreed that if he was making his job happier occasion for himself, more power to him. Perhaps he'd received a promotion or that his partner had just said yes to his marriage proposal (or vice versa) or that he'd just learned that he was going to become a father. Regardless of the reason, it was a delight to see someone in such a positive mood, especially before 8:00am while said individual was removing garbage.